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The Collision Course in the South China Sea

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

When I was learning to fly, one of the lessons was that if you see an object on the horizon that is seemingly stationary but getting larger, watch out. It is probably an aircraft closing with you. Trouble with China in the South China Sea is on the horizon of U.S strategic concerns and getting larger. A major confrontation may be at hand.

Be Tough, Not Stupid, In Dealing with China

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

U.S. policy toward the People's Republic of China is an important political issue. Trade, proliferation, human rights, cyberwar, security, and more are at stake in how the existing superpower and emerging great power get along in coming years.

America and China Face the 21st Century: Replace Confrontation with Cooperation

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Goldstein performs two critical tasks in his new book, Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry (Georgetown University Press). First, he acknowledges the legitimacy of the PRC's desire for a greater international role. Second, he offers a strategy of cooperation for the two nations, which includes recognizing natural but much-reviled "spheres of influence."

The U.S. and China Should Not Risk War Over a "Damn Fool Thing" in the South China Sea

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some territorial claims are easy. Often, however, history disdains simplicity. In this case, there is a complex mix of control, historical practice, international law and treaty. In the view of most observers, Beijing's claims are extravagant. Yet, they are not unprecedented.

Confronting China Over Other Nations' Territorial Disputes: Not in America's Interest

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

None of the claims generating so much controversy is worth war. China is carefully using "salami tactics," successively grabbing small pieces of a larger whole to avoid a conflict. But who is prepared to fight even for the larger whole?

China: Milestones in the Dragon's Rise

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Last week, the collective valuation of China's publicly traded equity exceeded 10 trillion dollars for the first time in its history. Considering that forty odd years ago China's equity markets were moribund, the benchmark is astonishing.

How to Steal the Sea, Chinese Style

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

The ancient concept of oceans as commons is under threat. The Chinese dragon walks and swims.

In Defense of Shinto Abe

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

If China wants a remilitarized, nuclear-capable, and reinvigorated samurai Japan on its flanks, it should keep doing exactly what it is doing.

A Look At Pacific Island Disputes

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

Associated Press The Pacific Ocean is peppered with hundreds of islands – most small and uninhabited – that are claimed by more than one countr...

China Declares New 'City' On Tiny, Remote Island

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's newest city is a remote island in the South China Sea barely large enough to host a single airstrip. It has a post office, ban...

The Road to War in Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Clever diplomacy, not more Marines, is the answer. The over-extended American Raj has got to face strategic reality or it risks going the way of the Soviet Empire.