Why Doesn’t China Deploy Fighter Jets to the Spratly Islands?
By Ian Storey
Is Beijing merely trying to avoid provocation, or is there a more serious problem with its artificial island bases in the South China Sea?
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
By Steven Stashwick
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.