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China & Japan Statements On The Hague Ruling On South China Sea

  ROC Position On The South China Sea Arbitration. “The award rendered by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the South China Sea arbitration is completely unacceptable to the government of the Republic of China. The tribunal’s decisions have no legally binding force on the ROC, for the following reasons: 1. In […]

Philippines v. China: Arbitration Outcomes

http://amti.csis.org/arbitration-map/ Philippines v. China: Arbitration Outcomes On July 12 an arbitral tribunal issued a long-awaited ruling in Manila’s case against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea. How did the judges rule and how does the area of the South China Sea they found to be legally disputed compare to China’s infamous nine-dash line claim? […]

PLA Warships Carry Out Biggest Live-Fire Drills Yet In South China Sea

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1987620/pla-warships-carry-out-biggest-live-fire-drills-yet?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20160710&utm_campaign=scmp_today PLA Warships Carry Out Biggest Live-Fire Drills Yet In South China Sea Exercises in the South China Sea draw South, North and East Sea fleets, and come ahead of an international ruling on Beijing’s claims in the waters MINNIE CHAN MINNIE.CHAN@SCMP.CIM PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 July, 2016, 4:45pm UPDATED : Sunday, 10 July, 2016, […]

Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means To The World

http://cimsec.org/crouching-tiger-chinas-militarism-means-world/26238 ASIA-PACIFIC, BOOK REVIEW CROUCHING TIGER: WHAT CHINA’S MILITARISM MEANS FOR THE WORLD JUNE 29, 2016 SALLY DEBOER LEAVE A COMMENT   By Sally DeBoer Navarro, Peter. Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World. New York: Prometheus Books, 2015, 335pp. $19.95. Those focused on the realm of maritime security have watched China’s actions in the East and […]

ISIS-Linked Activity In Southeast Asia

The one page summary in PDF can be accessed here: http://www. understandingwar.org/sites/ default/files/ISIS%20in%20SE% 20Asia%20JUN%202016_0.pdf ISIS-LINKED ACTIVITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: APRIL 22 TO JUNE 23, 2016 http://www.understandingwar. org/backgrounder/isis-linked- activity-southeast-asia-april- 22-june-23-2016?utm_source= ISIS+in+Southeast+Asia%3A+ June+2016&utm_campaign=ISIS+ in+Southeast+Asia%3A+April+22+ to+June+23%2C+2016&utm_medium= email Jun 23, 2016 – Caitlin Forrest Download the PDF Four ISIS-linked Salafi-Jihadi groups in Philippines released a video on June 21, 2016 including […]

Nuclear Deterrence and Assurance in East Asia

Nuclear Deterrence and Assurance in East Asia May 3, 2016 | Will Edwards Photo: kutsuks The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Among Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s array of foreign policy positions is the suggestion that South Korea and Japan develop nuclear weapons for their own security so the U.S. […]

Pentagon Chief To Advance ‘Growing Security Network’ In Asia Pacific

Excerpts: Carter said the Pentagon is “operationalizing the next phase of the rebalance and cementing it for the long term.” That includes increasing the number of some 400,000 U.S. military personnel in the region and sending the most advanced weapons and capabilities there, he said. The Pentagon’s 2017 budget proposal would boost production of the […]

Defense Chief Ash Carter Postpones Visit to China

Defense Chief Ash Carter Postpones Visit to China Change of plan comes amid rising tensions over disputed South China Sea http://www.wsj.com/articles/ defense-chief-ash-carter- cancels-visit-to-china- 1460133277 By GORDON LUBOLD and JEREMY PAGE April 8, 2016 12:34 p.m. ET 10 COMMENTS WASHINGTON-Defense Secretary Ash Carter has scrubbed a planned visit this month to Beijing amid rising tensions between the […]

Was An Asian Government Reading Hillary Clinton’s Emails In February 2009?

washingtonpost.com  Read Later Was An Asian Government Reading Hillary Clinton’s Emails In February 2009? by Stewart Baker  April 4, 2016  2 min read  original I continue to be fascinated by the very early chapters of the Hillary Clinton homebrew email saga. For one simple reason:  the clintonemail.com server apparently didn’t have the digital certificate needed to encrypt communications […]

The South China Sea Long Game

March 30, 2016 The South China Sea Long Game By Andrew F. Krepinevich http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2016/03/30/the_ south_china_sea_long_game_ 109202.html The great Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, counseled, “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” At its core, this means placing your enemy in such a disadvantageous position that he comes to believe it is useless to […]