South China Sea Dispute

South China Sea Dispute: The Philippines

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Philippine claim.

Fishing Nets and Market Economy Status Tie up US-Vietnam Trade

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The Trump administration's protectionist roadmap has thrown a wrench into Vietnam's active efforts to achieve market status.

Xi Jinping, the Revered

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A newly empowered Xi Jinping is forcing US President Donald Trump to pick from the best of bad options.

South China Sea Dispute: Malaysia

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In the third article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of Malaysia’s claim.

South China Sea Dispute: Vietnam

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In the second article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military viability of Vietnam’s claim.

South China Sea Dispute: China

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In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.

Winners and Losers in the Maritime Border Deal between Australia and Timor-Leste

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Australia has sent a strong message to China by accepting a non-binding maritime border ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Brunei Abandons South China Sea Claim for Chinese Finance

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The first domino of ASEAN claimant states has fallen as Brunei goes silent on the South China Sea dispute in exchange for closer economic cooperation with China.

Rising Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean: Another South China Sea?

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Border disputes, lucrative energy resources, and an aggressive regional hegemon – the similarities between the Eastern Mediterranean and the South China Sea are striking.

Tillerson Fired as Trump Veers “America First”

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Trump has installed a kindred spirit at the top of the State Department. The move can be expected to reverberate throughout US foreign policy, notably in the administration’s approach to Iran.

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