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.
America’s Freedom of Navigation Operations Are Lost at Sea
Far wider measures are needed to challenge Beijing’s maritime aggression.
A New Cold War Has Begun
The United States and China will be locked in a contest for decades. But Washington can win if it stays more patient than Beijing.
Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin
Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait aren’t just a challenge to Ukraine. Like Beijing in the South China Sea, Moscow is seeking to undermine international maritime law.
Trump’s Plan to Leave a Major Arms Treaty With Russia Might Actually Be About China
Leaving the agreement clears the way for the U.S. to boost its conventional forces in the Pacific.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
U.S. Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is on China
The military’s funding boost is aimed at deterring Beijing, but a budget fight could jeopardize the strategy.