Biden announces “AUKUS is born,” marking the United States’ continued shift toward the Indo-Pacific, while China implements a new maritime identification law to regulate foreign vessels within its territorial waters.
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The United States attempts to focus on its military and diplomatic interests in Asia despite the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan; Japan and Taiwan continue to grow closer; India seeks to cement its position; and European nations send mixed signals.
ASEAN member states met in June as tensions in the South China Sea continue to rise.
Water Wars: Tense Relations Between China and the Philippines; Europe and Japan Seek Larger Roles in the Region
Relations between China and the Philippines continue to smolder; U.S. freedom of navigation operations continue; Japan and Europe move to address broader Indo-Pacific stability.
Water Wars: Chinese Maritime Militia Disperses Amid Political Standoff With the Philippines and the United States
China’s “gray-zone” tactics around the South China Sea, diplomatic developments with Taiwan and applying the Law of the Sea in the Spratly Islands.
Water Wars: Philippines 'No Fool' about Chinese Maritime Militia, While China Keeps Pressure on Taiwan
China increases incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone and masses its maritime militia in the Spratly Islands, reminiscent of its 2018 actions around Thitu Island.
Return of the Quad, China’s “real combat” training, and maritime lawfare in the East and South China Seas.
A Chinese simulated strike on a U.S. aircraft carrier, naval operations in the South China Sea and Biden’s ally-focused China strategy.
The U.S. reaffirms its position on Taiwan and the Senkakus; and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing increases the risk of conflict in the South China Sea.