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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

2017/06/19 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore: The Switzerland of Asia?

'Singapore’s increasingly restricted options may limit it to a policy of strict neutrality that leaves both Washington and Beijing dissatisfied.'

2017/06/09 | Andrew Chubb

The Rise of Patriotic Tourism in the South China Sea

With their turquoise lagoons, white beaches, abundant marine life and remote mystique, the disputed islands of the South China Sea are a largely untapped tourism resource.

2017/06/07 | James Laurenceson

The $5 Trillion Question: Is China Really a Threat to Maritime Trade?

China has become highly dependent on seaborne imports to meet its demand for energy, as well as basic industrial inputs such as iron ore.

2017/06/06 | Kei Koga

Does ASEAN Have Anything to Offer on the South China Sea?

It is now clear that ASEAN failed to forge a united political front against provocative actions in the South China Sea, and that the ASEAN chairman’s statement withdrew the concerns of earlier years in order to avoid provoking China, wrote Kei Koga.

2017/06/05 | Agence France-Presse

Shangri-La: Australia Warns Against 'Coercive' China; Mattis Tries to Reassure Allies

Among the speeches in Singapore Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States can work with China on reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

2017/06/05 | Peter Layton

Will China Win the Battle for Southeast Asia's Soul?

In the matter of China’s growing sphere of influence, there are no easy paths.

2017/05/27 | Sam Bateman

Game On Again in the South China Sea as First FONOP under Trump is Chalked-Up

A US warship has sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese-occupied Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. This was the first such challenge to Beijing under President Donald Trump.

2017/05/23 | Ketagalan Media

A Delicate Balancing Act: President Tsai’s First Year

Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, the 'east' of its old glory (such as being one of the four Asian tigers) and the 'west' of its new chapter in history.

2017/05/18 | Michal Thim

ANALYSIS: Tsai’s Defense and Security Challenges Line Up in Year Two

Boosting the national defense budget, avoiding a spending blowout on submarines, watching out for aggression in the South China Sea and keeping up Taiwan’s defense from cyber attacks; chances are Taiwan’s president will be kept busy keeping the country safe in the second year of her presidency.

2017/05/16 | ZiQing Low

China Issues Banned and Required Terminology for Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China Sea

'Under no condition should “President (or Vice President) of the Republic of China” be used to refer to the leaders of Taiwan, even if it is put in quotation marks.'

2017/04/25 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Creating Facts on the Sea: China's Plan to Establish a New City in the South China Sea

China’s behavior in the Paracels is important to analyze because of its role as a blueprint for developments in the Spratlys.

2017/03/11 | Derek Grossman

Why China is Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities

Beijing has chosen to tolerate recent Vietnamese construction activities in the South China Sea. But as tensions predictably rise in the South China Sea during the spring, China has a range of options to express its displeasure with Hanoi.