South China Sea

Tensions Rise in Dangerous U.S.-China Spat over South China Sea

May 31, 2018
China has accused the US of what it calls a “serious violation of Chinese sovereignty” after two US warships passed by South China Sea islands that Beijing claims as its own. We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who warns that the dispute is “fraught with danger.”

Will the U.S. Lose Its Southern Anchor in the Pivot to China?

October 30, 2016

Whether President Duterte is threatening more than a rhetorical break is still an open question, says Walden Bello

Phillipines

October 12, 2016
The Philippines president’s snub of the military alliance with the US might signal a desire for a more independent foreign policy and more Chinese aid, says Walden Bello

News Click

August 31, 2016
Ex-Naval commander Atul Bhardwaj notes the role of United States in building a camp over the South China Sea and using it against China. Does India have a stake in supporting any one side in this dispute? – TRNN and Newsclick Joint Production

North Korea

April 17, 2013
Peter Lee: The US will not accept a rapprochement with North Korea with nuclear weapons, not because they are a real threat, but it would cause South Korea and Japan to seek nuclear weapons and thus weaken American dominance in the region

China and Japan: Commercial Allies or Strategic Rivals?

October 16, 2012

Robert Lee: China and Japan economies depend on each other but nationalist forces play on historic antagonisms