Updates from the South China Sea: Philippine vessel rammed, Chinese fighters deployed and Code of Conduct making “good progress.”
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U.S. and China exchange criticism over the South China Sea at Shangri-La Dialogue, U.S. to sell surveillance drones to four allies and Japan to purchase F-35s.
Commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces says FONOPs and Flyovers in the South China Sea will Continue, while More Changes Are Expected for U.S. Military Brass in Asia
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A fourth Pacific Fleet crash in 2017 sends shockwaves through the U.S. Navy, prompts operational pause and comprehensive review.
Last week, ASEAN and China took a step forward in their long quest for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea, while the People’s Liberation Army flexed its muscles on its 90th anniversary.
A year ago today, an arbitral tribunal formed pursuant to the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea issued a blockbuster award finding much of China’s conduct in the South China Sea in violation of international law.
Water Wars is a weekly roundup of the latest news, analysis, and opinions related to ongoing tensions in the South and East China Seas.
An overview of the difficult diplomatic and legal consequences.
This week, the United States navy carried out what may be its first Freedom of Navigation Exercises (FONOPs) in the South China Sea since President Trump took office, just a few days after a close encounter between American and Chinese aircraft.