South China Sea


  • Japan 2017-06-29 23:59

    By Benoit Hardy-Chartr & J. Berkshire Miller

    Japan's delicate balancing act in the South China Sea

    Sino-Japanese relations have long been marred by a maritime and territorial row in the East China Sea as well as a historical dispute over Japan's wartime memory, which has prevented sustainable rapprochement.

  • Philippine 2017-04-17 03:21

    By Richard Javad Heydarian

    Duterte is under pressure to end the Philippines-China honeymoon

    Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.

  • Trump-Duterte 2016-12-27 07:55

    Duterte's personal envoy to Washington owns the Trump Tower in Manila.

    How will Trump and Duterte get along?

    In the past few months, the Philippine-U.S. alliance has suffered an unprecedented setback. Diplomatic exchanges have been rife with tensions, while military cooperation has been downgraded, although it is unclear whether it has been formally downgraded.