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US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
March 08, 2017

US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China

By Joseph Bosco
By conducting FONOPs as innocent passage, the Obama administration tacitly acknowledged Chinese territorial seas.

For First Time Since 2004, Chinese Warship Enters Japanese Territorial Sea in East China Sea
June 15, 2016

For First Time Since 2004, Chinese Warship Enters Japanese Territorial Sea in East China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The incident marks the second-ever entry by a Chinese warship into Japan's territorial sea.
South China Sea FONOP No. 3: Coming Soon?
April 04, 2016

South China Sea FONOP No. 3: Coming Soon?

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Navy may conduct its third freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea since China started building artificial islands.

Testing the Chinese ‘Myth’ About Freedom of Navigation
March 18, 2016

Testing the Chinese ‘Myth’ About Freedom of Navigation

By Jonathan G. Odom
Has China, in fact, sought to restrict the freedom of navigation interest?

Are Freedom of Navigation Operations and Innocent Passage Really the Same?
February 27, 2016

Are Freedom of Navigation Operations and Innocent Passage Really the Same?

By Joseph A. Bosco
In all the ways that matter, FONOPS and innocent passage are different animals.

FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
February 25, 2016

FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?

By Jonathan G. Odom
Despite popular misconception, that is hardly mission impossible.

'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
February 24, 2016

'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea

By Greg Austin
Blurring the red lines in the South China Sea.
China Rejects Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea
February 02, 2016

China Rejects Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
The second U.S. FONOP had a different legal rationale than the first -- and sparked a different Chinese response.

The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 17, 2015

The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

By Hu Bo
The U.S. says it is defending freedom of navigation; really it just wants to limit China's power in the South China Sea.

Why the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP Wasn't a FONOP
November 04, 2015

Why the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP Wasn't a FONOP

By Timothy Choi
The USS Lassen may not have actually asserted high seas freedoms around Subi Reef.

'North to Alaska:' US and Chinese Competing Visions of Maritime Fair Use
September 29, 2015

'North to Alaska:' US and Chinese Competing Visions of Maritime Fair Use

By Steven Stashwick
What makes the Chinese transit of the Aleutians provocative to some is an apparent hypocrisy.
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