Dictatorial regimes are subjecting the democratic West to two spectacles of weakness: the seeming inability to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine and to counter China’s aggression in the South China Sea. In both cases, a failure to respond will only invite a greater challenge and the specter of war.
While the Obama administration and [...]
“But the era of simple American dominance, as it existed through all of the Cold War decades and immediately beyond will likely have to pass,” concludes Mr. Kaplan, “A more anxious, complicated world awaits us.”
Can America meet this looming challenge? It isn’t clear, but one thing we know: Such a challenge, involving raw [...]
China will neither accept nor participate in international arbitration unilaterally pushed forward by the Philippines on the South China Sea disputes, said a commentary published by the state-run People’s Daily on Tuesday.
The act of the Philippine side is against the international law and the historical truth as well as against morality and basic rules [...]
Decades of U.S. dominance kept stability in the South China Sea. Now, China is making waves to claim its ‘blue national soil.’
War, as the dark quip goes, is God’s way of teaching us geography. This month’s lesson, thanks to Vladimir Putin, is Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula. Next, thanks to China’s [...]
Hainan’s Party Chief confirms that authorities are confronting foreign fishing vessels in the South China Sea.
Luo Baoming’s remarks confirm that Sansha is being used as a base to drive foreign fishing boats away from waters claimed by China. The fishing boats in question most likely originate from Vietnam and the Philippines, as the [...]
The Obama administration may have finally lost its patience with China’s salami-slicing in the East and South China Seas. Remarks over the past few weeks from administration officials show a tougher line and may foreshadow “red lines” to ward off further Chinese encroachments. These developments may show a White House increasingly ready to abandon a [...]
A senior researcher and officer in China’s People’s Liberation Army said that establishing an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is essential to China’s national interest.
“The establishment of another ADIZ over the South China Sea is necessary for China’s long-term national interest,” Senior Colonel Li Jie, a researcher at the PLA Navy’s Military Academy and [...]
Currently most of the action is in the East China Sea where China and Japan (implicitly the US too) are apparently headed for conflict, including the possibility of war. This article discusses why we should be also directing our attention to the South China Sea.
A series of recent events points to a declining state [...]
The United States will “help” the Philippines in the event that China occupies disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert also stressed that the US would honor its mutual defense treaty with the Philippines amid a seething territorial conflict with China over the resource-rich [...]
The Obama administration appears to be launching a new diplomatic push to prevent China from imposing another destabilizing air defense zone over international waters.
China watchers say the administration’s pushback against China is probably too little, too late, as China reportedly is making legal preparations for the new air defense zone over the South China [...]