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.
University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.
Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.
Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.
Trump’s latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations.
Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.
So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.