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Japan’s Options in the South China Sea
December 09, 2019

Japan’s Options in the South China Sea

By Yoji Koda
With some reverse thinking, smaller nations may be able to deter a major power.

China’s New 8,000-Ton South China Sea Supply Ship
August 22, 2019

China’s New 8,000-Ton South China Sea Supply Ship

By Zachary Haver
It might not make headlines like missile tests, but the Sansha 2 is a major boost for China’s capabilities.
Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea
August 15, 2019

Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
What will it take for Canberra to pipe up?

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
July 03, 2019

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests

By Ankit Panda
The first-known Chinese tests of an anti-ship ballistic missile into the South China Sea may have inaugurated a new PLARF base.

Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
March 11, 2019

Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
China and Vietnam have presented different accounts of what led to the sinking of a fishing boat near in the Paracel Islands.

From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
October 16, 2018

From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea.

The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States
June 05, 2018

The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States

By Robert Farley
What is left for the United States to do about China's militarization of the South China Sea?
China Signaling it May Finally 'Militarize' the South China Sea Officially
January 25, 2018

China Signaling it May Finally 'Militarize' the South China Sea Officially

By Steven Stashwick
Response to U.S. warship reveals pretext for deployments to Spratly Islands bases.

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

By Ankit Panda
China says the latest U.S. freedom of navigation operation "infringed upon" its sovereignty.

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

By Ankit Panda
Just 39 days after a first operation, the Trump administration authorizes a second FONOP in the South China Sea.

China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017

China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct

By Ankit Panda
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
March 18, 2017

South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?

By Ankit Panda
New signs emerge that the prospect of Chinese construction at South China Sea hasn't entirely faded since 2016.

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