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.
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
By Mark J. Valencia
Trump's pause in FONOPs gives the U.S. and China breathing room to resolve disagreements.
US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
By Joseph Bosco
By conducting FONOPs as innocent passage, the Obama administration tacitly acknowledged Chinese territorial seas.
Downplaying Sino-US Tensions in the South China Sea
By Hunter Marston
How to help ease tensions in what is often called the world's most important bilateral relationship.
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part I
By Xue Li and Xu Yanzhuo
A look at the U.S. position and policy, and why it failed to produce the desired response.
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The ruling could end up posing profound challenges for Washington.
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
By Zhou Bo
Sino-U.S. cooperation on freedom of navigation is possible when it is not at the cost of the security of the other side.
Interview: Xue Li on the South China Sea
By Huang Nan, Zhang Juan, and Shannon Tiezzi
Xue Li of CASS explains the nine-dash line, China's South China Sea policy, and what comes after the arbitration ruling.
Top US Navy Officer Visits US Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Amid growing tensions, the U.S. Navy’s highest ranking officer visited the John C. Stennis Strike Group last weekend.
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
By Graham Webster
What does the U.S. government wish to accomplish with its South China Sea policy?
How the Next US President Should Handle the South China Sea
By Patrick M. Cronin and Marcel Angliviel de la Beaumelle
China will surely test the mettle of the next U.S. administration in the South China Sea. How to respond?
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.