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Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
May 10, 2018
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
China has gained an irreversible advantage in the South China Sea.
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
May 08, 2018
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
A blueprint for pushing back against China's militarization of the South China Sea.
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
April 26, 2018
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
It's finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China in the disputed waters.
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
Washington Must Own up to Superpower Competition With China
March 08, 2018
Washington Must Own up to Superpower Competition With China
The first step is for the U.S. to admit that China is a full-blown superpower.
Washington Must Own up to Superpower Competition With China
The South China Sea and the Decline of US Influence
January 31, 2018
The South China Sea and the Decline of US Influence
The United States' ability to sway Southeast Asian states to its side is waning.
The South China Sea and the Decline of US Influence
US Striking Just the Right Balance With Vietnam in South China Sea
November 22, 2017
US Striking Just the Right Balance With Vietnam in South China Sea
The Trump administration is continuing positive momentum in U.S.-Vietnam relations.
US Striking Just the Right Balance With Vietnam in South China Sea
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
November 17, 2017
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
The U.S.-Vietnam joint statement on the South China Sea contains glaring contradictions.
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
November 08, 2017
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
Clarity sought in Hanoi ahead of President Donald Trump’s state visit.
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
October 28, 2017
Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
Written communiques and diplomacy are enough for most countries to object to overly extensive maritime claims.
Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea
October 24, 2017
Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea
More opportunities for Washington to push back against Beijing in the South China Sea.
Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea
China's Window of Opportunity in the South China Sea
July 26, 2017
China's Window of Opportunity in the South China Sea
Domestic and international stars have aligned to give China a chance to put forward a solution.
China's Window of Opportunity in the South China Sea
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
July 11, 2017
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
Do U.S. FONOPs actually serve a purpose?
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
May 16, 2017
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Trump's pause in FONOPs gives the U.S. and China breathing room to resolve disagreements.
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
May 13, 2017
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
After the Philippines, the United States has also softened its approach to China while the rest remains silent.
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
April 06, 2017
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
If the South China Sea issue is relegated to the sidelines, it will send the wrong signal to China.
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
March 30, 2017
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
The pros and cons of increasing the use of unmanned vehicles in the South China Sea.
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
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