Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security
By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement marks a step forward in attempts to settle distracting bilateral disputes between Southeast Asian nations in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: The Battle of the Diplomatic Notes Continues
By Nguyen Hong Thao
The latest round of diplomatic note exchanges resurrected the 2016 arbitral tribunal award.
America, China and the South China Sea: False Premises and Wishful Thinking
By Mark J. Valencia
Like other rising great powers before it, China wants to bend the international system to further its national interests.
Philippine Foreign Policy Under Rodrigo Duterte: Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts?
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss Philippine foreign policy under Rodrigo Duterte.
South China Sea: Which Countries Are On China's Side?
By Ankit Panda
How many states back Beijing's position on the South China Sea disputes?
Diplomacy and the South China Sea
By Scott Devary
Some diplomatic innovation may be the best chance to manage disputes and forestall conflict.