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Spratlys

Marines Start Military Drills In South China Sea, Reassure China Not To Worry

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- About 3,000 U.S. and Filipino marines started two weeks of annual military drills in the Philippines on Monday that will includ...

China's Pre-Imperial Overstretch

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

The current Spratly Islands dispute is ultimately a litmus test for if, and when, China may act not as an 800-pound gorilla that may do as it pleases, but rather as a responsible member of the international community that exercises discretion and judiciousness in its actions.

Philippines' Pagasa Island: Paradise From Hell

Los Angeles Times | John M. Glionna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Puerto Princesa, Philippines -- Roel Robles had been on Pagasa Island for less than a week when he found himself wondering, with someth...