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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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Higher Education Watch

University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.

Gazproblems

Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.

Mixed Messages

Trump’s latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations.

Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

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