Pompeo Draws a Line Against Beijing in the South China Sea
The United States has aligned itself on the side of international law, but backing up a tough statement will be hard.
The U.S. Declared China’s South China Sea Claims ‘Unlawful.’ Now What?
The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brings the United States in line with international law and opens the door for sanctions and a more unified response to Chinese “bullying” in the key waterway.
U.S. Carriers Send a Message to Beijing Over South China Sea
“China is just pushing on all fronts,” a former defense official told Foreign Policy. “I’m worried at some point that the dam is going to break somewhere.”
China’s Superpower Dreams Are Running Out of Money
When the coronavirus crisis is over, China will be forced to embrace a less ambitious future.
Europe Must Stand Up to China Before It’s Too Late
The EU must defend its values rather than caving to economic pressure from Beijing.
U.S. Naval Standoff With China Fails to Reassure Regional Allies
The tense encounter around a Malaysian drillship drew in five navies.
Filipinos Turn on Duterte as Coronavirus Fears Spread
Anti-Chinese and anti-American conspiracy theories have followed the first death.
Vietnam Draws Lines in the Sea
Hanoi’s new defense white paper reflects fears of Chinese encroachment.
Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military
Beijing can always outspend Taipei. It’s time to think small and mean.
Beijing’s South China Sea Aggression Is a Warning to Taiwan
China’s salami-slicing tactics can be countered—if Taipei stays smart.
China’s South China Sea Militarization Has Peaked
Artificial islands are becoming more trouble than they’re worth.
Vietnam’s Strange Ally in Its Fight With China
The Russian oil giant Rosneft is quietly backing Hanoi in its clash with Beijing.
Filipinos Don’t Trust Duterte to Handle China
A maritime clash has left the public wondering why their president won’t stand up to Beijing.
Trump’s Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan Advances Despite China’s Protests
The news comes as Washington and Beijing agree to resume trade talks.
China’s Hidden Navy
The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.
China’s Scare Tactics Prompt U.S. Fears of a Clash Over Taiwan
American military officials in the Pacific worry that U.S. and Chinese interests could collide in the island democracy.
The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade
Faced with China’s increasing aggression, Japan must invest in fifth-generation fighter jets to deter Beijing’s expansion.
Britannia Helps Rule the Waves
The Royal Navy’s return to Asia can guarantee the freedom of the seas.