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The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
July 03, 2019
The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
The first-known Chinese tests of an anti-ship ballistic missile into the South China Sea may have inaugurated a new PLARF base.
The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
Did China Start Testing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Into the South China Sea?
July 02, 2019
Did China Start Testing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Into the South China Sea?
The tests would mark the first activity of their kind in the South China Sea.
Did China Start Testing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Into the South China Sea?
USS <em>Ronald Reagan</em>, JS <em>Izumo</em> Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
June 26, 2019
USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
For the second time this month, the two flattops conducted naval drills in the contested waters.
USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
June 15, 2019
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
Which Asian countries overperform and underperform across a range of indicators of national power?
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
June 14, 2019
Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
Philippine crew rescued by Vietnamese fishermen in disputed South China Sea waters.
Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
June 12, 2019
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
The U.S. and Japanese carriers jointly participated in a number of naval drills to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
The 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: Reflections on Great Power Rivalry and the Indo-Pacific
June 06, 2019
The 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: Reflections on Great Power Rivalry and the Indo-Pacific
The Indo-Pacific, China-U.S. rivalry, the South Pacific, the South China Sea, and more loomed large this year.
The 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: Reflections on Great Power Rivalry and the Indo-Pacific
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
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
May 17, 2019
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
The U.S. says it has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
May 14, 2019
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
How China thinks about and acts in the maritime gray zone, and what that means for the region’s future.  
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
May 14, 2019
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
A recent multilateral set of drills involving the United States, Japan, India, and the Philippines is a model.
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
May 11, 2019
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
The four-way sail-through is the first engagement of its kind, highlighting coordination among like-minded Indo-Pacific navies.
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
A More Assertive US ‘Gray Zone’ Strategy
May 02, 2019
A More Assertive US ‘Gray Zone’ Strategy
Leaders want Russia and China to respond to U.S. initiative, not the other way around.
A More Assertive US ‘Gray Zone’ Strategy
The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’
April 30, 2019
The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’
The U.S. has told China that it’ll treat its coast guard and “maritime militia” as naval vessels, in effect.
The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’
It’s Time to Rethink Philippine Policies on China
April 23, 2019
It’s Time to Rethink Philippine Policies on China
By examining the underlying assumptions, it’s clear a rethink of Philippine China policies is needed.
It’s Time to Rethink Philippine Policies on China
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
April 22, 2019
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
The exercise underscores growing maritime ties between the two countries.
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
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