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Chinese Jets Intrude Taiwan Air Defense Zone for Second Day
September 11, 2020

Chinese Jets Intrude Taiwan Air Defense Zone for Second Day

By Steven Stashwick
Taiwan issued warnings and condemned the flights as it conducted its own military drills.

At ASEAN Meetings, US, China Spar Over Maritime Disputes
September 10, 2020

At ASEAN Meetings, US, China Spar Over Maritime Disputes

By Sebastian Strangio
The alternating diplomatic salvos highlight to degree to which the South China Sea has become a flashpoint of superpower tensions.
The Strategic Significance of Vietnam-US Oil and Gas Cooperation
September 07, 2020

The Strategic Significance of Vietnam-US Oil and Gas Cooperation

By Le Hong Hiep
Partnering with American firms would shrink Vietnam's trade surplus with the US—and help Hanoi hold the line in the South China Sea.

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea
July 27, 2020

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is supporting its ally, but it still has serious reservations about the Trump administration's chaotic approach to China.

The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations
July 18, 2020

The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations

By Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (Ret.)
FONOPs have a place in America’s tool chest, but only if used sparingly and wisely.

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update
July 15, 2020

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update

By Ankit Panda
Greg Poling joins the podcast to discuss revisions to U.S. South China Sea policy.

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys
July 15, 2020

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The operation comes shortly after the unveiling of a new South China Sea position by the U.S. government.
China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict
July 07, 2020

China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict

By James Kraska and Yusuke Saito
There is no universal definition for naval auxiliaries, but such ships are subject to the same treatment as warships during armed conflict.

U.S. Navy ‘Dual Carrier Operations’ Send Message to China, Allies
June 30, 2020

U.S. Navy ‘Dual Carrier Operations’ Send Message to China, Allies

By Steven Stashwick
In rare move, twice this month two U.S. aircraft carriers operated together in Philippine Sea.

ASEAN Takes Position vs China’s Vast Historical Sea Claims
June 29, 2020

ASEAN Takes Position vs China’s Vast Historical Sea Claims

By Associated Press
The recent statement marks a significant strengthening of the regional bloc's assertion of the rule of law in the disputed region.

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines
June 18, 2020

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines

By Derek Grossman
Did China miss its shot at the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement?
Survey: China Gaining Influence Over US in Southeast Asia, With Likely Long-term Consequences
June 16, 2020

Survey: China Gaining Influence Over US in Southeast Asia, With Likely Long-term Consequences

By Ankit Panda
A new survey of strategic elites in Southeast Asia finds perceptions of growing Chinese might surging—with no strong consensus on whether Beijing is a benign or malignant force for the region.

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