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Aussie Labor Party Pushes Tougher Line on South China Sea

Australian popular opinion has been turning against Beijing.

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Manila To Beijing: Let’s Talk It Out

Whether China and the Philippines will come to some resolution or not is hard to predict.

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Think Tank Report: China Building Reinforced Hangars

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.

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Chinese Newspaper Worries about “Midair Collision”

In 2016, it’s brinksmanship at a higher level.

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China Lands Military Aircraft in South China Sea

Yet another sign that Beijing isn’t particularly impressed by the U.S. pivot to Asia.

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Top U.S. Commander Frustrated with Obama

China is taking control of one of the world’s critical shipping lanes, and Obama appears to not want to confront them directly.

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China Could Be Building a “Strategic Strait”

Beijing’s behavior may not seem very consequential at the moment, but it could become so if China were to turn more hostile.

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U.S. and Asian Powers Step Up Joint Activity on South China Sea

Yet joint exercises and occasional freedom of navigation exercises clearly aren’t enough to instill confidence that America will stand up to China.

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Australia Delivers Ships to Philippines Ahead of SCS Court Ruling

It’s the latest demonstration of the consequences of Chinese aggression in the region.

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For At Least a Moment, Indonesia Comes Off the Sidelines

Indonesia rarely criticizes Beijing so harshly as it did after a run-in between one of its patrol boats and the Chinese coast guard.

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Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

Media Criticism

What’s happening in the Ivory Coast is a story of disappointment, ambition, calculated violence, and betrayal.

East Asian Energy

Why China just canceled more than 100 planned coal plants:

To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

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