Updates from the South China Sea: Philippine vessel rammed, Chinese fighters deployed and Code of Conduct making “good progress.”
Latest in South China Sea
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.
Chronic tensions flare in the South China Sea, the Chinese Navy hosts a parade and a Chinese captain presents his fix to FONOPs.
China announces the opening of a new rescue facility in the South China Sea, while India and France increase naval cooperation and the internet tries to decipher the significance of a new naval weapon.
Japan is taking steps to modernize its military in the face of an increasingly unpredictable security environment.
The United States announces new funding for its partners in Asia, while China keeps an eye on the South China Sea and the U.S. Department of Defense keeps an eye on China.
Beijing responds to coordinated pressure to abide by the rule of law—and takes advantage of times when the world looks away.
Freedom-of-navigation operations are not sufficient to protect U.S. security interests.
It would be far too easy to get into a war with China. How would it end?
China may abandon the "Nine-Dash Line" claim in the South China Sea, but it's not abandoning its bad legal arguments.