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Scarborough Shoal

A Costly No Show

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

History is change. Unless the United States does something radically different or unless the Chinese miracle of operating a booming economy in a repressive society implodes, the question is when China will surpass us economically. Not whether.

China, the Philippines and the Rule of Law

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can a state remain a party to a treaty or convention without being bound by its rules? Can contracting states adhere to an international legal regime and simultaneously opt out of any binding force required or to be required by that regime?

China, the Philippines, and the Scarborough Shoal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The message to China is simple: The South China Sea is not China's bathtub to do as it pleases. China must decide whether it wishes to maintain an antagonistic approach to territorial claims outside its legal and territorial reach.

Philippines, China Commit To Diplomacy In Tense Standoff

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine and Chinese diplomats scrambled Thursday to find a possible compromise to end a tense naval standoff in the dis...

Philippine Navy In Tense Standoff With China Ships

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' largest warship was engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese surveillance vessels Wednesday at a disputed...