Now is Not the Time to Back Down in the South China Sea
By Tuan N. Pham
Realpolitik cannot triumph over Moralpolitik.
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
By Ankit Panda
Washington failed to back up its words with action after Beijing pressured Hanoi into abandoning a South China Sea oil drilling project.
America, China and the South China Sea: False Premises and Wishful Thinking
By Mark J. Valencia
Like other rising great powers before it, China wants to bend the international system to further its national interests.
China Policy: Memo for the Next US President
By Mercy A. Kuo and Angelica O. Tang
Insights from Leland R. Miller
A Military Game of Chicken in the South China Sea?
By Piin-Fen Kok
The South China Sea problem has been militarized and internationalized: what now?
Regaining the Initiative in the South China Sea
By Col Michael W. “Starbaby” Pietrucha
How the U.S. and its partners could provide a robust counter to the growing PRC presence in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: It’s About More Than Rocks
By Adam B. Lowther
The disputes are the first major postwar challenge to the order that led to a secure and growing Asia.
China Is Playing Offense, Not Defense, in the South China Sea
By Denny Roy
China’s actions in the South China Sea have gone far beyond matching or reacting to the actions of others.
US Launches New Maritime Security Initiative at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Defense secretary announces fresh move at Asia’s premier security summit.
Protecting Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea
By Douglas Gates
If America wants to stand up for international law, it should start by ratifying the treaty.
Why the Next US President Should Pivot to the South China Sea
By Thuc D. Pham
The U.S. needs to get proactive and expand the scope of activities with new partners like Vietnam.
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
By Alexander L. Vuving
Prospects for regional security hinges heavily on how these actors relate to the South China Sea issue.