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2018/11/20 |
Bump & Grind: How a US-China Naval Dispute Might Escalate
Are a Chinese navy ship's recent dangerous maneuvers close to a US navy destroyer in the South China Sea a prelude to further attempts to deter freedom of navigation operations through deliberate collisions at sea?
2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight
The Taiwan Coast Guard's South China Sea Challenge
Taiwan is bulking up its coast guard, but the scope of ROC territory necessitates some tough decisions for its commanders.
2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight
ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea
The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.
2018/07/09 | Michael Beltran
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
From backpedaling on promises to resign to ceding ground against China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is becoming known for playing fast and loose with the truth.
2018/07/02 | East Asia Forum
The World Is Waking Up to Beijing's South China Sea Ambitions
Governments from London to Kuala Lumpur are no longer content to allow China to operate uncontested in the South China Sea.
ANALYSIS: Quad Alliance Cooperation from a Japanese Perspective
The early days of Quad cooperation suggest it could serve as a useful framework for maintaining rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific.
2018/06/22 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: US South China Sea Saber-rattling Stokes China Conflict Danger
Objectivity, fairness and balance are increasingly hard to find in analysis of China’s actions in the South China Sea.​​​​​​​
2018/06/08 | The Interpreter
China's Damming Control of Mekong, South China Sea Pincers Southeast Asia
China's control of dams above the Mekong and islands in the South China Sea strategically sandwiches Southeast Asia.
ANALYSIS: Taiwan and the Nine-Dash Line
The ROC was the first to draw the maritime claim, but has since stayed strategically silent on the issue.