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Saving the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct
June 29, 2019
Saving the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct
So far, COC talks are marked by little progress and continuing differences. Vietnam has a chance to change that.
Saving the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct
Can the Philippines and China Get Past the Reed Bank Debacle?
June 29, 2019
Can the Philippines and China Get Past the Reed Bank Debacle?
A joint investigation into the sinking of a Philippine boat could be a way forward, if both sides can agree to it.
Can the Philippines and China Get Past the Reed Bank Debacle?
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
June 13, 2019
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
The vessels conducted a range of bilateral drills.
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
South China Sea: Philippine Coast Guard Spots PLAN Warship Off Scarborough Shoal
June 10, 2019
South China Sea: Philippine Coast Guard Spots PLAN Warship Off Scarborough Shoal
The warship was accompanied by China Coast Guard and maritime militia vessels.
South China Sea: Philippine Coast Guard Spots PLAN Warship Off Scarborough Shoal
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
May 31, 2019
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
Neither the U.S. nor China wants a hot war, but they will continue to contest their differing interests in the region.
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
May 21, 2019
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
The operation is the second of its kind in the month of May 2019.
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight
May 14, 2019
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight
At some point, the Chinese military will need to test its new capabilities – and Vietnam is likely the preferred adversary.
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
May 06, 2019
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
The U.S. Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation challenged excessive Chinese claims in the Spratlys.
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
With New South China Sea Tensions With Philippines, China Overplays Its Hand
April 15, 2019
With New South China Sea Tensions With Philippines, China Overplays Its Hand
China’s attempts to test the U.S.-Philippine alliance may strengthen the alliance at a critical time.
With New South China Sea Tensions With Philippines, China Overplays Its Hand
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
March 20, 2019
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
Beijing is now consolidating its gains in the region – and its control.
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
Allied Assurances and Credibility: The United States, the Philippines, and the South China Sea
March 15, 2019
Allied Assurances and Credibility: The United States, the Philippines, and the South China Sea
Does an unambiguous U.S. assurance to the Philippines in the South China Sea give second wind to an alliance in trouble?
Allied Assurances and Credibility: The United States, the Philippines, and the South China Sea
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
March 14, 2019
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
Mike Pompeo also criticized China’s “debt trap” diplomacy.
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
March 11, 2019
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
China and Vietnam have presented different accounts of what led to the sinking of a fishing boat near in the Paracel Islands.
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
US Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Mischief Reef
February 12, 2019
US Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Mischief Reef
The operation is the second to take place in the South China Sea in 2019.
US Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Mischief Reef
5 Asian Flashpoints to Watch in 2019
December 22, 2018
5 Asian Flashpoints to Watch in 2019
What does 2019 hold for the region?
5 Asian Flashpoints to Watch in 2019
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
December 12, 2018
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
Insights from Eufracia Taylor and Hugo Brennan.
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
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