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Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
May 10, 2018
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
China has gained an irreversible advantage in the South China Sea.
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
April 14, 2017
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
Filipino Fishermen are now ‘canaries in the coal mine’ at contested shoal.
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
August 05, 2016
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
The U.S. misunderstood China's position in the SCS and created a self-fulfilling prophecy of Chinese "aggression."
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
July 19, 2016
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
It remains unclear whether the flight over Scarborough Shoal occurred before or after the July 12 PCA verdict.
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
July 08, 2016
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
The United States tries to signal resolve ahead of a court ruling on Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
June 25, 2016
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
Philippine President-elect saying no to war with China over disputed shoal complicates U.S. deterrence effort.
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
April 13, 2016
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future
April 09, 2016
The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future
An interview with Bill Hayton, author of The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia.
The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
March 29, 2016
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
Recent activity suggests China might build a base on Scarborough Shoal. Here's the strategic rationale.
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
February 20, 2016
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
Plus, updates to previous reports on Ling Wancheng, Cornwallis Reef, and Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Friday China links.
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
February 05, 2016
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
A Chinese media report claims that Vietnamese land reclamation on a Spratly reef was washed away in a typhoon.
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
A Preview of China-Southeast Asia Relations in 2016
January 08, 2016
A Preview of China-Southeast Asia Relations in 2016
China will look to keep tensions in the South China Sea from impacting its ties with ASEAN.
A Preview of China-Southeast Asia Relations in 2016
Don’t Underestimate Xi Jinping’s Resolve in the South China Sea
October 29, 2015
Don’t Underestimate Xi Jinping’s Resolve in the South China Sea
U.S. freedom of navigation operations could spark a more intense reaction than Washington bargained for.
Don’t Underestimate Xi Jinping’s Resolve in the South China Sea
US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea: China Reacts
October 27, 2015
US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea: China Reacts
Beijing warned the U.S. that continued patrols would backfire.
US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea: China Reacts
US Navy Ready to Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
October 08, 2015
US Navy Ready to Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
Two reports say the long-awaited freedom of navigation operations may commence in the next weeks or even days.
US Navy Ready to Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
The Environmental Cost of China’s South China Sea Construction
September 18, 2015
The Environmental Cost of China’s South China Sea Construction
Plus, more on the Tianjin explosions, China previews Xi's trip to DC, and the world's biggest solar plant. China links.
The Environmental Cost of China’s South China Sea Construction
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