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2018/02/07 | Ngo Di Lan
OPINION: Are American Freedom of Navigation Operations Necessary?
The U.S. is determined to resist Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, but it may not have the political will to make regular patrols.
2018/01/04 | Brian Hioe
Why is China Planning Floating Nuclear Reactors?
China may be hoping to use the vessels as a dangerous nuclear deterrent.
PHOTO STORY: A Busy Year on the South China Sea
China continues its island-building campaign on the South China Sea under the watchful eye of satellites.
2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald
OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy
Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.
2017/12/02 | Gavin Briggs
Geography Still Matters amid South China Sea Shifts
Even as the world goes digital, the realm of geopolitics is still grounded in control of islands and the range of ships.
Shifting Alliances Leave Vietnam Lonesome in South China Sea
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China and standoffishness towards Hanoi has left Vietnam isolated in the South China Sea.
2017/10/19 | Lou Chunhao
China-India Maritime Security: Competition or Cooperation?
An increase in maritime tensions between China and India have become increasingly more apparent over the past few years.
2017/09/11 | Huang Jing
What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?
Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.
2017/08/29 | WEI-CHIN LEE
Can We Crack a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea
Coming to an agreement on a legally-binding Code of Conduct for the South China Sea will be a challenging task.
2017/08/11 | Jared Ward
Stepping into the US Backyard: China’s Caribbean Policy
Beyond market access, China’s increased presence in Caribbean affairs can be understood as a subtle jab at American Western Hemisphere dominance at a time when Washington is pushing Beijing in the South China Sea.
2017/07/25 | Aaron L. Connelly
Indonesia's Name Games: The 'North Natuna Sea'
Rather than engaging in name games, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian states would be better off focusing on practical measures like building opposition to Chinese actions that violate international law.
2017/07/21 | Dr Anthony Bergin
Beneath the Surface: Fisheries Diplomacy and the South China Sea
The dynamiting of reefs, plus overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the impacts of climate change are all having an impact on fish stocks in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Anthony Bergin takes a look at what Australia could do about it.
2017/07/15 | Helen Clark
Vietnam Wants India to Help in the South China Sea
During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.
2017/06/22 | Mark Valencia
The Dangerous Rise in US-China 'At Sea Incidents'
When and if China’s ISR capabilities reach technologic and geographic parity with those of the U.S., the two may see fit to negotiate such guidelines. In the meantime, such incidents will probably become more frequent and dangerous.
2017/06/20 | Nan Li
China's Southern Theater Command: The PLA's Evolving Maritime Strategy
Appointing a naval officer to command a theater in unprecedented in PLA history, further confirming the shift of China’s military posture from continental defense to maritime security