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.
May 08, 2018
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
By Ben Cipperley
A blueprint for pushing back against China's militarization of the South China Sea.
April 26, 2018
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
By Mark J. Valencia
It's finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China in the disputed waters.
March 08, 2018
Washington Must Own up to Superpower Competition With China
By Will Saetren and Hunter Marston
The first step is for the U.S. to admit that China is a full-blown superpower.