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A FONOP Schedule in the South China Sea: What Next?
September 11, 2017
A FONOP Schedule in the South China Sea: What Next?
How can regularized FONOPs benefit U.S. interests in the South China Sea?
A FONOP Schedule in the South China Sea: What Next?
Finally, Strategic Clarity in the South China Sea. Is the Taiwan Strait Next?
September 07, 2017
Finally, Strategic Clarity in the South China Sea. Is the Taiwan Strait Next?
Routine FONOPS in the South China Sea are long overdue -- as are Taiwan Strait passages.
Finally, Strategic Clarity in the South China Sea. Is the Taiwan Strait Next?
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
August 10, 2017
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
It was the third freedom of navigation operation conducted during the presidency of Donald Trump.
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
July 24, 2017
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
China's double standard on military surveillance within exclusive economic zones becomes clearer.
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
July 22, 2017
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
The July 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling failed to change much in the South China Sea, but how far have things come?
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
July 19, 2017
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
Can the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act find strategic ballast?
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
July 19, 2017
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
The United States is making little of the fact that a Chinese surveillance vessel watched a THAAD intercept test. That's no surprise.
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
July 10, 2017
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
China accused the United States of flaunting its military force over the South China Sea following the flights.
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
July 04, 2017
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
China says the latest U.S. freedom of navigation operation "infringed upon" its sovereignty.
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
July 03, 2017
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
Just 39 days after a first operation, the Trump administration authorizes a second FONOP in the South China Sea.
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
June 26, 2017
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
The first U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue didn't shift the needle in the South China Sea.
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
June 17, 2017
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
It is proving extremely difficult for Washington to convince Beijing of its seriousness in the South China Sea.
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
May 25, 2017
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
A U.S. warship finally passes within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef.
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
May 12, 2017
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
The U.S. Navy does not have a date for the resumption of the exercises.
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
April 09, 2017
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
Why commentators may be overstating the risk to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
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