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.
A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.
Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.
Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.
The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.
But the dictatorship lives on.
Existing Albertan oil sands operations are poised for big growth in the coming years.