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.
Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.
Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”
What’s happening in the Ivory Coast is a story of disappointment, ambition, calculated violence, and betrayal.
Why China just canceled more than 100 planned coal plants:
Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.
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.