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South China Sea Dispute

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

David Paul | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

Kerry Aims To Calm South China Sea Tensions

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Myanmar seeking to calm tensions in the South China Sea between China and its sma...

Republican Intel Chief Accuses China Of 'Gluttonous, Naked Aggression'

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused China of "gluttonous, naked aggression" in its drive to contr...

Letter from Seoul: China and South Korea vs. Japan and North Korea?

Dr. Jin Park | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Dr. Jin Park

China's continuous rise and China's active strategic engagement with South Korea are increasingly challenging the basis of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea cooperative triangle in Northeast Asia. South Korea, on its part, is also upgrading its cooperation with China on economic partnership, a political dialogue (to persuade North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambition) and on the historical posture vis-a-vis Japan.

Why China and America are Headed Toward a Catastrophic Clash

Hugh White | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Hugh White

Both Washington and China are steadily upping the stakes in their rivalry as China's provocations of U.S. friends and allies become more flagrant and America's commitments to support them become more categorical. Both believe they can do this with impunity because both believe the other will back down to avoid a clash. There is a disconcertingly high chance that they are both wrong. Asia today therefore carries the seeds of a truly catastrophic episode of mutual misperception.

Shinzo Abe: Japan Offers 'Utmost Support' To Nations In Disputes With China

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

By Masayuki Kitano and Raju Gopalakrishnan SINGAPORE, May 30 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pushing for a greater role for Ja...

Xi Jinping's Excellent Adventure: A Calibrated Takeover of the South China Sea

Nayan Chanda | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Nayan Chanda

Chairman Mao's "little red book" is no longer a fashion accessory in Beijing, but China's leaders seem to be drawing inspiration from one of its aphorisms: "There is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent." Judging by the calculatedly risky steps they have taken -- like moving a gigantic drilling rig deep into Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone -- China seems to have concluded that, with the West preoccupied with Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, Southeast Asia divided over how to respond to its aggressive moves, and with Japan and the U.S. unsure as to how respond to North Korea's saber rattling, the situation is indeed excellent.

China's State-Run Newspaper Backs ‘Non-Peaceful' Steps Against Vietnam

South China Morning Post | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

The state-run Global Times newspaper backed the use of “non-peaceful” measures against Vietnam and the Philippines on Friday, as it considered the...

Washington Post: U.S. Stands By As China Confronts Vietnam

The Washington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

WITH A $1 billion oil rig the size of a football field, China has literally laid down a new marker in its ambition to dominate the South China Sea —...

China Urges Kerry To Be 'Objective' On South China Sea Dispute

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

BEIJING, May 13 (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the South China Sea dispute with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and urged...

Robert Kaplan: The End Of A Stable Pacific

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Robert Kaplan is the author of “Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific” Kaplan spoke with The WorldPost editor N...

Time for a South China Sea Council

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Scott J. Shackelford

With some luck, a pole of peace could be replicated to cool tensions in a regional hotspot. And you never know, before long the Arctic nations could be applying to the SCSC for observer status.

The U.S. Perilously Ignores Island Conflicts in Asia

Donald Gross | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Donald Gross

The fallout between the Philippines and Taiwan has been considerable, and recent events demonstrate that the United States ignores the disputes over the small islands in the South China and East China Seas at its peril.

How Manila Stands Up to the Goliath

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The situation is really difficult, but don't expect the Philippines -- defined by an undying sense of resilience -- to just roll over anytime soon. It even managed to rename the South China Sea to West Philippine Sea, despite Beijing's repeated condemnations.

U.S. Warship Flexes Navy Muscle In South China Sea

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike force's visit to Manila is the latest show of American military might partly a...

China Questions U.S. Neutrality During Clinton Visit

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

BEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao to press Beijing to agree to peacef...

Clinton: Calm The Waters... Literally

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Monday for Southeast Asian states to present a united front to the Ch...

Panetta To Make First China Trip Amid Disputes

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

BEIJING -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will make his first visit to China as Pentagon chief in a couple of weeks at a time when the nations ar...

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...

U.S., China Square Off Over Disputed Sea Claims

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The Obama administration now has a taste of the difficult diplomacy necessary to sharpen the focus of American power on A...

Philippines Seeks Regional Support In South China Sea Dispute

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is seeking the backing of Southeast Asian governments for its proposal to separate disputed areas in the South ...