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Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
December 05, 2016
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
Donald Trump's brief remark on the South China Sea may be more significant than you think.
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
October 04, 2016
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
The activation of China's first desalination plant on Woody Island improves the island's livability.
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
July 26, 2016
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
Satellite imagery indicates that a HQ-9 battery was taken off Woody Island on or around July 10.
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
South China Sea: China's Surveillance Drones Make it to Woody Island
June 01, 2016
South China Sea: China's Surveillance Drones Make it to Woody Island
China's BZK-005 surveillance drone has been spotted on Woody Island. Is it there to stay?
South China Sea: China's Surveillance Drones Make it to Woody Island
Australian Intelligence: China Poised to Take 'Decisive and Provocative' Action in the South China Sea
April 15, 2016
Australian Intelligence: China Poised to Take 'Decisive and Provocative' Action in the South China Sea
U.S. and Australian intelligence agencies voice concern about China's recent moves in the South China Sea.
Australian Intelligence: China Poised to Take 'Decisive and Provocative' Action in the South China Sea
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
April 13, 2016
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Missiles and Signals in the Paracel Islands
April 01, 2016
Missiles and Signals in the Paracel Islands
SAMs on Woody Island don’t mean they’re headed for the Spratlys.
Missiles and Signals in the Paracel Islands
South China Sea: China Has Deployed Anti-Ship Missiles on Woody Island
March 26, 2016
South China Sea: China Has Deployed Anti-Ship Missiles on Woody Island
The People's Liberation Army-Navy's YJ-62 anti-ship cruise missile is now on Woody Island.
South China Sea: China Has Deployed Anti-Ship Missiles on Woody Island
India and the South China Sea Dispute
March 01, 2016
India and the South China Sea Dispute
Recent developments have operational implications for India.
India and the South China Sea Dispute
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
March 01, 2016
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
What China's deployments to Woody Island mean -- and what they don't mean.
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
China’s South China Sea Missile Deployment: Why Americans Object
February 23, 2016
China’s South China Sea Missile Deployment: Why Americans Object
The U.S. has good reason to be concerned about the new anti-aircraft missile system on Woody Island.
China’s South China Sea Missile Deployment: Why Americans Object
Report: US Considered Direct Talks With North Korea Before Nuclear Test
February 22, 2016
Report: US Considered Direct Talks With North Korea Before Nuclear Test
Plus, Raheel Sharif checks up on CPEC, Saab Gripens to India, and more. Defense and security reads.
Report: US Considered Direct Talks With North Korea Before Nuclear Test
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
February 20, 2016
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
The United States' criticisms of China in the South China Sea are misleading -- likely intentionally so.
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
February 20, 2016
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
Plus, updates to previous reports on Ling Wancheng, Cornwallis Reef, and Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Friday China links.
China Hits Back at International Criticisms Over South China Sea Missiles
The Significance of the US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit
February 19, 2016
The Significance of the US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the recent U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
The Significance of the US-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
February 18, 2016
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
U.S. and Taiwanese defense officials confirm reports that China set up missile defense systems on Woody Island.
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
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