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China’s Creeping South China Sea Challenge in the Spotlight With New Facility
February 07, 2019
China’s Creeping South China Sea Challenge in the Spotlight With New Facility
The muted Philippine response has exacerbated existing concerns about the regional response to Beijing's maritime claims.
China’s Creeping South China Sea Challenge in the Spotlight With New Facility
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
September 14, 2018
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
August 28, 2018
South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
The United States continues to highlight Chinese rule-breaking in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
July 11, 2018
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
Satellite images reveal the scope of China's expanded presence.
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
May 05, 2018
China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
Missiles are unambiguous 'militarization' of disputed islands.
China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
After US FONOP, China Intensifies Military Drills in South China Sea
March 26, 2018
After US FONOP, China Intensifies Military Drills in South China Sea
Tensions between China and the United States are rapidly building up.
After US FONOP, China Intensifies Military Drills in South China Sea
China Condemns US FONOP Near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea
March 25, 2018
China Condemns US FONOP Near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea
The United States Navy has carried out another freedom of navigation operation around Mischief Reef.
China Condemns US FONOP Near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
February 07, 2018
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
A look at China's militarization of its artificial islands in high resolution.
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
August 17, 2017
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
The Duterte administration continues to tout opportunities of a pact despite the significant risks it would involve.
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
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
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
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'?
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
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
December 02, 2016
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Where the incoming administration chooses to stage the next FONOP will say a lot about tactical choices.
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
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