December 21, 2019
Malaysia’s New Game in the South China Sea
By Nguyen Hong Thao
What to make of Kuala Lumpur’s new claim to an extended continental shelf in the South China Sea.
November 13, 2019
What Would a Vietnam South China Sea Legal Challenge Mean?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the potential implications of a significant move if it is taken.
November 21, 2018
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
By Chester Cabalza
Despite warning signs, both Manila and Beijing were determined to celebrate Xi's visit.
April 26, 2018
The South China Sea and ASEAN's 32nd Summit Meeting
By Carl Thayer
Will Cambodia once again undermine ASEAN’s position on the South China Sea?
November 18, 2017
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?
By Lee YingHui
A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct.
October 03, 2017
The Extraterrestrial Impact of the South China Sea Dispute
By Roncevert Ganan Almond
History offers lessons for the coming legal and geopolitical debates in space.
June 28, 2017
Dead in the Water: The South China Sea Arbitral Award, One Year Later
By Carl Thayer
Revisiting the July 2016 award on the South China Sea disputes between the Philippines and China.
June 24, 2017
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
By Jonathan G. Odom
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.
January 21, 2017
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
By Douglas Gates
China is the latest to flout international law, but the United States paved the way.
December 13, 2016
Singapore's China Conundrum
By Michael Tai
The city-state might have badly miscalculated by tilting too close to the United States at China's expense.
July 08, 2016
Why the South China Sea Arbitration Case Matters (Even if China Ignores It)
By Tara Davenport
The Philippines v. China case has value far beyond the simple question of China's compliance.
July 06, 2016
Interview: Xue Li on the South China Sea
By Huang Nan, Zhang Juan, and Shannon Tiezzi
Xue Li of CASS explains the nine-dash line, China's South China Sea policy, and what comes after the arbitration ruling.