Australian popular opinion has been turning against Beijing.
Whether China and the Philippines will come to some resolution or not is hard to predict.
Looks like that arbitration court ruling in the Hague has had zero effect on slowing China’s progress in fortifying its claims in disputed waters.
In 2016, it’s brinksmanship at a higher level.
Yet another sign that Beijing isn’t particularly impressed by the U.S. pivot to Asia.
China is taking control of one of the world’s critical shipping lanes, and Obama appears to not want to confront them directly.
Beijing’s behavior may not seem very consequential at the moment, but it could become so if China were to turn more hostile.
Yet joint exercises and occasional freedom of navigation exercises clearly aren’t enough to instill confidence that America will stand up to China.
It’s the latest demonstration of the consequences of Chinese aggression in the region.
Indonesia rarely criticizes Beijing so harshly as it did after a run-in between one of its patrol boats and the Chinese coast guard.
Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.
China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.
Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.
Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.
The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.
Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.