Transforming Scarborough into an artificial island-fortress could be the endgame in China’s rush to establish and consolidate control over the South China Sea.
This year’s military exercise reflects the changing nature of the U.S.-Philippines alliance in light of heightened tensions generated by China’s expansion in the South China Sea.
With rapid expansion of China’s power, the region needs to establish flexible mechanisms for collective maritime security cooperation.
The restart of construction raises alarm in India that the project will give China increased influence in the Indian Ocean.
The United States needs to demonstrate the will to challenge China and a specific plan to counteract Chinese measures.
Taiwanese influence arbitration in the South China Sea
Anti-China sentiment is at historic highs among the Filipino public, leaving little room for major foreign policy recalibration