Managing the Complex Maritime Disputes That Divide China and the US
By Lyle Goldstein
Aside from the exceedingly volatile issue of Taiwan, the next most dangerous issue in China-U.S. relations involves the maritime realm.
US Military Says Chinese Fighter Jet Came Within 10 Feet of B-52 Bomber Over South China Sea
By David Rising
In the night intercept, the Shenyang J-11 twin-engine fighter closed on the U.S. Air Force plane at an "uncontrolled excessive speed… putting both aircraft in danger of a collision.”
The US ‘New Cold War’ Battle Cry in the South China Sea
By Chen Xiangmiao
Stepped-up U.S. aggression against China has been especially notable in the South China Sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
By Roncevert Ganan Almond
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
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.
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.