U.S. Freedom of Navigation Program
May 08, 2017
US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold
By Steven Stashwick
Apparent deference to other issues echoes Obama principles in region.
March 08, 2017
US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
By Joseph Bosco
By conducting FONOPs as innocent passage, the Obama administration tacitly acknowledged Chinese territorial seas.
August 19, 2016
Downplaying Sino-US Tensions in the South China Sea
By Hunter Marston
How to help ease tensions in what is often called the world's most important bilateral relationship.
January 28, 2016
US South China Sea FONOPs to Increase in Scope, Complexity: Commander
By Prashanth Parameswaran
PACOM commander Harry Harris reveals what the future outlook might be for US FONOPs.
December 22, 2015
The Strategist, the Lawyer and the South China Sea
By Kerry Lynn Nankivell
Understanding law and politics in contested waters.
December 21, 2015
Is the Pentagon Out of Step with the White House on China?
By Amitai Etzioni
Recent events suggest it might be.
November 19, 2015
Debating Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
By Sam Bateman
Continuing the debate on the value of U.S. FONOPs, Sam Bateman responds.
November 18, 2015
Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea
By Kun-Chin Lin and Andrés Villar Gertner
We’re entering a new phase in political signaling by China and the U.S.
November 02, 2015
Chinese Nationalist Sentiment After the US South China Sea Patrol
By Nhung Bui
How did Chinese commentators respond after last week’s freedom of navigation patrol?
October 31, 2015
Why US FON Operations in the South China Sea Make Sense
By Jonathan G. Odom
The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Program is an important expression of international law.
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