May 06, 2021
China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
By Mark Crescenzi and Stephen Gent
At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.
July 16, 2016
Enforcing an Unenforceable Ruling in the South China Sea
By Brian McGarry
There is no world police to compel powerful nations to comply with international justice. But there is a private sector.
September 17, 2015
The Nine Ironies of the South China Sea Mess
By James Kraska
China’s policies in the region have created a dangerous mess, and an ironic one.
February 22, 2015
China and the South China Sea Resource Grab
By Michael Fabinyi
Maritime disputes in the region have more than just legal and military dimensions.