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ANALYSIS: Major Issues Linger in the US-Philippines Security Alliance
A recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the US position on defending the Philippines, but questions remain over the longstanding security alliance.
2019/01/28 | The Interpreter
China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea
The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
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.