Tag Archives: The Diplomat

International Law Is the Real Threat to China’s South China Sea Claims

Image Credit: U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released If an arbitral tribunal finds China in breach of UNCLOS, the international pressure on Beijing would be enormous. By Jill Goldenziel November 03, 2015 Tensions escalated … Continue reading

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Biển Đông đứng ngoài vùng lợi ích chiến lược của Nhật Bản ?

Thanh Hà Đăng ngày 29-10-2015 Sửa đổi ngày 29-10-2015 14:21 Chiến hạm mang trực thăng Izumo hiện đại của Hải quân phòng vệ Nhật ( MSDF) trên cảng Tokyo ngày 1/9/2015.REUTERS/Thomas Peter Vào lúc Hoa Kỳ đưa chiến hạm áp sát … Continue reading

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Why US FON Operations in the South China Sea Make Sense

The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) is underway in the Pacific Ocean. Image Credit: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Program is an important expression of international law. By Jonathan G. Odom October 31, 2015 3.5k Shares … Continue reading

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How China Maintains Strategic Ambiguity in the South China Sea

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/CIA For now, careful Chinese officials have denied opponents specific grounds on which to argue. By Graham Webster October 29, 2015 74 Comments China’s official government reactions to the recent U.S. Navy “freedom of navigation” (FON) operation … Continue reading

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The ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’ and the US-Indonesia Partnership

Image Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US should use Jokowi’s signature foreign policy initiative to take ties to a new level. By Sean Quirk and John Bradford October 27, 2015 Indonesia: home to over 250 million people and the world’s third-largest … Continue reading

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Top US Admiral: ‘Nobody Owns’ the South China Sea

Image Credit: Flickr/U.S. Pacific Fleet The U.S. Navy’s most senior officer is adamant about enforcing “international rules and norms” in the South China Sea. By Franz-Stefan Gady October 24, 2015   In September, Chinese Vice Admiral Yuan Yubai, commander of … Continue reading

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How The West Underestimated Russia’s Military Power

Image Credit: US Navy Photo Focusing on shortcomings in equipment made Western military analysts underestimate Moscow’s military capacity. By Franz-Stefan Gady October 17, 2015   Russia’s military reforms have been misunderstood and its capabilities underestimated by the United States and … Continue reading

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Tham vọng mở rộng quân sự của Trung Quốc – Kỳ 2: Chiến tranh chính trị

16/10/2015 08:06 (TNO) Các chuyên gia nhận định Trung Quốc đang âm thầm tiến hành chiến tranh chính trị chống Mỹ và các đồng minh của Mỹ để buộc Washington phải công nhận Trung Quốc là cường quốc toàn cầu … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Prospects and Challenges

Image Credit: Flickr/ White House The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda speaks with Devin Stewart about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. By Ankit Panda October 09, 2015   After nearly five years of difficult and sustained talks, twelve Pacific Rim states have finalized the … Continue reading

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China’s AIIB and OBOR: Ambitions and Challenges

Image Credit: REUTERS / POOL/WANG ZHAO The two ambitious projects have become an integral part of Chinese diplomacy. By Zhiqun Zhu October 09, 2015 The China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), signed by 51 Prospective Founding Members (PFMs) as of … Continue reading

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