August 01, 2020
Bill Hayton on the South China Sea in 2020
By Ankit Panda
“There is nothing ‘historic’ about China’s ‘historic rights’ claim” in 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.
July 21, 2020
China’s Self-Inflicted Wounds in the South China Sea
By Rahul Mishra
Increased aggression from Beijing has sparked more robust responses from Washington and the regional claimant states.
May 31, 2019
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
By Chen Xiangmiao
Neither the U.S. nor China wants a hot war, but they will continue to contest their differing interests in the region.
February 02, 2019
What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
By Ngo Di Lan
The U.S. failure to counter China’s “gray zone” tactics stems from a lack of will, not a lack of options.
November 02, 2018
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
By Robert Sutter
A situation report from Washington assessing the U.S. whole of government opposition to China’s challenges.
September 01, 2018
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
By Roncevert Ganan Almond
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
August 16, 2018
The South China Sea: Freedom of Overflight or ‘Unlawful Activities’?
By Yinan Bao
A critique of recent U.S. military reconnaissance activities in South China Sea from the Chinese perspective.
July 31, 2018
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
By Mark J. Valencia
After some setbacks, the U.S. is making progress in its diplomatic struggle with China.
June 29, 2018
Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. secretary of defense brings a dose of “reality” to the U.S.-China military relationship.
June 22, 2018
Toward a New Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
By Patrick M. Cronin and Melodie Ha
How the US can reformulate its approach to China in the maritime domain.
May 10, 2018
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
By Jansen Tham
China has gained an irreversible advantage in the South China Sea.