February 06, 2021
US Destroyer Conducts FONOP in South China Sea
By Abhijnan Rej
USS John S. McCain had also transited through the Taiwan Strait on February 4.
January 26, 2021
Robust Freedom of Navigation Operations Must Continue
By David F. Lasseter
FONOPs benefit the United States as well as the rest of the international community – and enjoy bipartisan support in Washington.
October 02, 2018
Pentagon: Chinese Warship in 'Unsafe' Encounter With US Destroyer During Freedom of Navigation Operation
By Ankit Panda
The incident represents the most dangerous and direct Chinese challenge to U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.
November 17, 2017
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
By Mark J. Valencia
The U.S.-Vietnam joint statement on the South China Sea contains glaring contradictions.
November 08, 2017
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
By Bennett Murray
Clarity sought in Hanoi ahead of President Donald Trump’s state visit.
June 24, 2017
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
By Jonathan G. Odom
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.
June 12, 2017
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
By Elliot Brennan
Archival documents show that Australia’s position on the South China Sea disputes has been consistent since the 1950s.
April 09, 2017
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
By Robert Farley
Why commentators may be overstating the risk to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.