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Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)

Brexit And The South China Sea: Why Politicians Lie

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the majority of politicians campaigning for the United Kingdom to quit the European Union have consciously been feeding the British public untruths in the run up to last month's Brexit vote.

The Superpowers Are Violent Powers

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Is this really the best that these large, economically productive, educationally advanced, and technologically sophisticated nations can do? If so, the world is in big trouble.

The Next Big Shock Is Coming

Chris Kutarna | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Kutarna

We can look at the surprising ways in which Renaissance Europe transformed under stresses analogous to our own and stretch our own thinking about how events might unfold for us, too.

Vietnam Careful, Not Jubilant After South China Sea Ruling Against China

Helen Clark | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia -- Vietnam's reaction to the South China Sea ruling is surprisingly muted for a country that has so much at stake.

Beijing and the South China Sea: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Chinese island building in the South China Sea On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague handed down an almost 500-page long decisi...

Weekend Roundup: Global Rifts Harden Between the West, Russia and China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

We may not yet be in a new Cold War, but we have definitely entered a period of hot peace. (continued)

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

Icons And Identity: An Introduction To China's Engagement With The World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Xi Jinping's foreign policy hinges on realizing "the China dream." But, beyond a nationalistic desire to "stand tall" on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing's increasingly assertive behavior.

Philippines' Landmark Victory in the South China Sea and Its Discontents

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

MANILA, Philippines -- The ruling provides the new Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte a crucial bargaining chip as Manila seeks to re-open long-frozen diplomatic channels with Beijing, prevent military conflict and revive previously robust investment relations between the two estranged neighbors.

Beijing Flouts International Tribunal Ruling -- Just Like Western Powers

Graham Allison | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Graham Allison

No permanent member of the U.N. Security Council has ever complied with a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on an issue involving the Law of the Sea.

China Can’t Ignore the Hague’s Decision—But it Can Avoid It

Jill Goldenziel | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Jill Goldenziel

China has dismissed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s legal ruling for the Philippines over claims in the South China Sea as a mere “piece of w...

Beijing Vows To 'Take All Necessary Measures' To Protect Sovereignty In South China Sea

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - China vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty over the South China Sea and said it had the right to...

U.S. Urges All Countries To Adhere To South China Sea Ruling

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

The United States said on Tuesday a court ruling that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea should be treated as final an...

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

Tribunal Rules Chinese Have No Legal Claims Over South China Sea

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.12.2016 | World

AMSTERDAM/BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea a...

Arbitration Ruling and Philippines-China Relations Under the Duterte Administration

Rommel C. Banlaoi | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Rommel C. Banlaoi

MANILA, Philippines -- Duterte is willing to talk to China, and China must read his lips.

The Truth Behind the Philippines' Case on the South China Sea

He Yafei | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
He Yafei

BEIJING -- What we are witnessing is in reality a fight to safeguard international standards of law and the rule-based world order.

The United States Should Ratify The Law Of The Sea Convention

Rep. Eliot Engel | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Rep. Eliot Engel

Under the Law of the Sea Convention, The Philippines challenged China's so-called "nine-dash-line," a line of demarcation in the South China Sea that China's government cites to justify its territorial claims.

China Is Not Trying to 'Rule the Waves'

Liu Xiaoming | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Liu Xiaoming

LONDON - As the South China Sea is a primary international shipping route, China will never impede lawful and legitimate freedom of navigation.

Trial of the Century: Philippines vs. China in the South China Sea

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

In the coming days, an obscure arbitral tribunal, constituted under the auspices of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is e...

Top Chinese Paper Lashes Out At U.S. Over South China Sea Action

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.22.2016 | World

EIJING (Reuters) -- China's top newspaper strongly criticized the United States on Wednesday after it deployed two aircraft carriers on a training mis...

The U.S. and China Are Neither Allies Nor Enemies -- But They Must Get Along

Fu Ying | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Which is the real state of China-U.S. relations? Confrontation or cooperation? Or are both real?

Dear President Duterte: Blueprint for an Independent Philippine Foreign Policy

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

By combining independence, cautious audacity, capacity-building and consultation, ideological heterodoxy, and grasp of the spirit of the times, the Duterte administration can usher in a golden age of Philippine foreign relations. And I do personally hope that he will hire the most capable foreign policy spokespersons to ensure best possible diplomatic communication and avoid any misunderstanding.

Asia's New Battlefield: The South China Sea Disputes

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

China is inching closer to transforming the world's most important waterway -- hosting a third of global maritime trade, four times oil trade than Suez Canal, and a tenth of global fisheries resources -- into a domestic lake.