The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.
A new book on the South China Sea struggle misses the mark.
Keeping America credible and friends in line in the Far East.
Beijing is taking advantage of Washington's efforts to defuse tensions in the South China Sea. It's been slicing this salami for years.
Beijing is trying to divide its neighbors. They need to resist.
Washington is taking a firmer line with Beijing. But can it back it up?
America must push its allies closer together and break down the old "hub and spokes" system.
Tell China exactly where we stand.
Both Tokyo and Washington are advancing their regional agendas as they aid the Philippines.
The crisis tells us a lot about China's intentions—and about what America still needs to do to handle Asia right.
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