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Alessandro Uras, University of Cagliari This article, originally published on June 14 2017 with the headline "Dispute over warship in the South China Sea is a return to 'business as usual' for US and...
Alessandro Uras, University of Cagliari The South China Sea is a volatile place - or rather, its politics are. China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have been fighting over this...
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President Trump is taking a different line than candidate Trump in Japan and South Korea.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the disputed South China Sea last week after what China's Defence Ministry said were "friendly" talks...
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The world order seems to be on the cusp of a major transformation. A potential power realignment seems to slowly shaping up with a hitherto unlikely combination (at least partly) of Russia, China and...
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Vietnam is in the midst of a quiet military buildup.
As the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, upholding the Philippines' claim for the disputed waters of the South China Sea came as a sudden blow to what can be best described as China's meteoric rise to power, Churchill's famous description of Russia (“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”) at the beginning of World War II, still holds ground. Only this time, the subject is China and the dispute, in the South China Sea.
It is the most significant defensive move Vietnam has made on its holdings in the South China Sea in decades.
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This week, three events -- the continuing political brawl over Donald Trump's indecent assault on the grieving parents of an American war hero, who was a Muslim; the death of one of the world's leadin...
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China says its armed forces would defend its sovereignty and maritime interests.
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India needs to pursue a balanced approach when it comes to its strategic relations with Russia, the United States and China. It would be in India's interest not to be seen aligning with any particular country, as we are now seeing a shift in the foreign policy of all the nations mentioned above.
NEW DELHI -- The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defence official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely ang...
Four major themes emerge from US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's speech at the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue, a major security conference: an enduring American commitment to shared peace and prosperity; the need to promote Asia Pacific security architecture; efforts to enhance regional cooperation and a revival of America's diplomacy in the region. An analysis of the major ideas from Carter's speech presents a positive reminder that the US will continue to play a role influencing and shaping the region.
For now India doesn't have the economic or military might to counter China. However what it has is its geopolitical importance in Asia, which both the US and China are trying to leverage. India should use this to straighten its relationship with China.