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South China Sea
South China Sea
China and ASEAN Near a Code of Conduct?

China and ASEAN have taken another step toward an understanding on the South China Sea—and the U.S. appears to be missing in action.

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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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Crude Economics

Ecuador is ignoring OPEC demands to reduce output.

1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

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