May 09, 2019
U.S.-led drills represents a fresh challenge to Beijing.
Chen Xiangmiao, Assistant Research Fellow, China National Institute for South China Sea Studies
May 08, 2019
Despite Duterte’s fiery anti-US rhetoric, the Philippines and the US retain their strong military alliance. Similarly, on China-Philippines relations, Manila’s bark is worse than its bite — alongside South China Sea disagreements, the two sides have rapidly expanding economic ties. A bilateral (not trilateral) approach, with respect for each side’s red lines, is the key to avoiding escalation and deepening cooperation.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
May 08, 2019
Warming political ties over the past three years are beginning to produce economic and security dividends for both China and the Philippines. However, low public trust in China may not easily dissipate.
May 06, 2019
Two navy warships sailed near islands claimed by China in South China Sea on Monday.
Richard Javad Heydarian, Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Apr 29, 2019
The Filipino president is facing domestic backlash over his Beijing-friendly policies amid crucial midterm elections, which serve as a referendum on Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Apr 11, 2019
In the contested South China Sea, there are increasing concerns about public agendas fueled by private interests. The structures of Albert del Rosario's think-tank and its many bedfellows are a case in point.
Apr 10, 2019
USS Wasp spotted near China-occupied feature, ABS-CBN says.
Ramses Amer, Associated Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden
Li Jianwei, Director and Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Apr 04, 2019
As it wrestles with Brexit, Britain is recommitting itself militarily to the Asia-Pacific, where it once had numerous colonies and today has key trading partners. But the UK’s naval actions, part of an effort to assert itself as “Global Britain,” may serve to rankle China and the broader region.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Feb 26, 2019
The US should stop provoking China in the SCS.
Giulio Pugliese, King’s College London, War Studies
Feb 18, 2019
Through the use of rhetorical narratives, the American “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” is intended to be an alternative to China’s Belt & Road Initiative, emboldening counterproductive geopolitical competition in the region.