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China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
August 28, 2019

China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea

By Trinh Le
Beijing’s repeated provocative actions in the South China Sea leaves the region worse off.

China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
May 29, 2018

China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas

By Bonnie Girard
U.S. Congressional Research weighs in.
South China Sea Militarization: Fighters in the Paracels and Combat Logistics
December 06, 2017

South China Sea Militarization: Fighters in the Paracels and Combat Logistics

By Steven Stashwick
China admits deployment of jets to Woody Island, tests ability to keep islands supplied.

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea
October 12, 2017

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

By Mark J. Valencia
China is indeed engaging in lawfare, but the U.S. has done so in a rather sophisticated manner for many years as well.

Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys
July 24, 2017

Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys

By Carl Thayer
A new pattern of Chinese bellicosity?

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?
April 24, 2017

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

By Mark J. Valencia
American actions in the region could be viewed as a “threat or use of force.”

Ambiguous Trump Policies Might Accelerate China’s Militarization in the South China Sea
January 25, 2017

Ambiguous Trump Policies Might Accelerate China’s Militarization in the South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
China could use threats to block its Spratly bases to bolster their military capabilities.
Philippine Foreign Policy Under Rodrigo Duterte: Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts?
October 26, 2016

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 Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?
October 12, 2016

South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?

By Ankit Panda
Can Duterte make China a workable offer concerning the South China Sea disputes?

Duterte, Regional Security and the South China Sea
July 22, 2016

Duterte, Regional Security and the South China Sea

By Shigeki Sakamoto
The Philippines’ new president needs to tread carefully in negotiating maritime issues.

Top Chinese Admiral: China Ready to Counter ‘Any Aggression’ in South China Sea
July 20, 2016

Top Chinese Admiral: China Ready to Counter ‘Any Aggression’ in South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The admiral’s remarks come amidst a three-day visit by the U.S. Navy’s chief of naval operations to China.
China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Time to Move Beyond the South China Sea?
June 08, 2016

China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Time to Move Beyond the South China Sea?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The South China Sea tensions have become the Rorschach Test for China-U.S. relations.

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