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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
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
ASEAN Summits Another Lost Opportunity for Progress on the South China Sea 
November 22, 2018
ASEAN Summits Another Lost Opportunity for Progress on the South China Sea 
If anything, the U.S.-China rivalry on open display has made the situation even more complex.
ASEAN Summits Another Lost Opportunity for Progress on the South China Sea 
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
November 21, 2018
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
Despite warning signs, both Manila and Beijing were determined to celebrate Xi's visit.
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
Coast Guards’ Role in the South China Sea
November 17, 2018
Coast Guards’ Role in the South China Sea
Far from being a source of conflict, coast guards can help bolster cooperation between states.
Coast Guards’ Role in the South China Sea
How the US-China Trade War Could Impact the South China Sea
November 07, 2018
How the US-China Trade War Could Impact the South China Sea
A nationalist and wounded China, faced with the economic consequences of the trade war, will be a dangerous prospect.
How the US-China Trade War Could Impact the South China Sea
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
October 31, 2018
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
The Diplomat talks with the chair of CSIS' Expert Working Group on the South China Sea.
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
October 16, 2018
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea.
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
October 01, 2018
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
The latest U.S. FONOP testing Chinese maritime claims comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China bilateral tensions.
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
September 14, 2018
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
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