South China Sea dispute
May 18, 2023
Australia to Provide Surveillance Drones to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
By Jim Gomez
Canberra is also considering whether to take part in joint patrols in the disputed South China Sea.
April 19, 2023
Why the Philippines Is Exposing China’s Aggressive Actions in the South China Sea
By Jay Tristan Tarriela
The Philippine Coast Guard has a new responsibility: providing public evidence of China’s unlawful maritime activities. What’s behind the shift?
April 11, 2023
Conflict in a Crowded Sea: Risks of Escalation in the South China Sea
By Alexander C. Tan and Neel Vanvari
The South China Sea is a crowded region with a substantial level of military capabilities already present. The risks of escalation are real.
March 09, 2023
Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions
By Jim Gomez
Manila's coast guard has taken extra efforts to document and publicize assertive Chinese behavior in the South China Sea.
April 09, 2021
Chinese Navy Harasses Boat Carrying Filipino Journalists: Report
By Sebastian Strangio
This incident is perhaps the first in which a Chinese navy vessel has harassed a civilian boat inside another nation's Exclusive Economic Zone.
March 26, 2021
Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.
January 13, 2020
Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
By Associated Press
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons.
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.
May 29, 2018
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
By Bonnie Girard
U.S. Congressional Research weighs in.
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.
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.
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?
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