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Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
March 20, 2018
Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
Vietnam fought China in the South China Sea before and it should be ready to do so again.
Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
February 20, 2018
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
The Philippine president made clear that he does not view China's South China Sea installations as a direct threat.
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
February 07, 2018
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
A look at China's militarization of its artificial islands in high resolution.
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
August 22, 2017
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
Recent events near Pag-asa Island raise distressing questions.
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys
July 24, 2017
Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys
A new pattern of Chinese bellicosity?
Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
May 03, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
China’s enormous amphibious aircraft completed crucial ground tests over the weekend.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
March 31, 2017
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
China's new aircraft will be capable of quickly moving cargo and personnel to contested islands in the South China Sea.
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
March 18, 2017
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
New signs emerge that the prospect of Chinese construction at South China Sea hasn't entirely faded since 2016.
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
March 16, 2017
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Satellite imagery shows additional Chinese work on its island possessions in the Paracel group.
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
February 15, 2017
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
Administration objectives are still unclear, but maintaining the regional status quo may be the most realistic.
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
February 14, 2017
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
Trump is reportedly close to making his choices on the future of U.S. FONOPs in the South China Sea.
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
January 26, 2017
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
Rex Tillerson's South China Sea comments just don't make strategic sense.
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
During his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson proposed an audacious move against China in the South China Sea.
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
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