South China Sea

  • Map of the South China Sea.

    Ongoing Tensions in Asia: Picks of the Week

    Rodrigo Duterte, Scorned Abroad, Remains Popular in the Philippines | The New York Times If Duterte Kicks Out U.S. Special Operators, A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall | War on the Rocks Vietnam Says No to Foreign Military Base on its Soil | Reuters Everything is Not Well in the South China Sea | The Huffington Post Australia As Donald Trump’s campaign enters its Gotterdammerung phase, our attention has been captured by … Read More

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    Picks of the Week: Nuclear Nightmares

    The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say | The Center for Public Integrity US flies B-52 bombers near disputed islands claimed by China | The Hill   Two weeks ago, the USS Lassen, a U.S. Navy destroyer, sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea.  China protested and said it would respond at a time and place … Read More

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    Picks of the Week: The World Still Needs the United Nations

    Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort | New York Times Intelligence Community Assessment: Global Food Security | Office of the Director of National Intelligence Angry China Shadows U.S. Warship Near Man-Made Islands | Reuters   This week, the world could have marked with great fanfare the 70th birthday of the United Nations—the world body created by the victors of the Second World War to provide … Read More

  • photo USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the South China Sea

    The Will to Fight

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stirred reaction in Baghdad and Washington this weekend when, in an appearance on CNN, he blamed the loss of Ramadi to an outnumbered force of ISIS militants on the Iraqi military’s apparent unwillingness to fight. It was a striking statement by a senior American official—and it was refreshing. Secretary Carter didn’t break news—even a casual observer of the Iraqi military’s previous fights with ISIS would … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Slavery and Seafood Supply Chains, Future Negotiations with Iran

    Cheap Fish, Slavery, and Supply Chains Era of cheap fish is over, says expert, as industry forced to tackle slavery and overfishing | South China Morning Post Slavery and the Shrimp on your Plate: Thai Seafood Is Contaminated by Human Trafficking | The New York Times Senate Bill No. 657 [California Transparency in Supply Chains Act] For most of us, most of the time, the “supply chains” that bring us … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Extreme Weather Events and Hong Kong Protests

    Global Warming and Specific Weather Events Scientists Trace Extreme Heat in Australia to Climate Change | The New York Times Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 From A Climate Perspective | American Meteorological Society A new collection of studies published by the American Meteorological Society (and reported on in the New York Times and elsewhere) includes several that draw causal links between global warming and specific extreme weather events – particularly, … Read More

  • Yoshihara Opens Pell Center’s Fall 2014 Lecture Series with “South China Sea”

    Earlier this month, Toshi Yoshihara, Ph.D., of the U.S. Naval War College discussed China’s capabilities and intentions and the challenge facing U.S. policy in the South China Sea. The lecture, “Tensions in the South China Sea,” gave the audience an overview of the two main island chains and the main conflicts in the Southeast Asia, followed by a Q&A interview with Yoshihara led by Pell Center Executive Director James Ludes, … Read More

  • Upcoming Lecture | Tensions in the South China Seas

    The South China Sea is a strategic water-way, a collection on uninhabited rocks and shoals, and the scene of rising international tensions between the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and the United States. Join the U.S. Naval War College’s Toshi Yoshihara for a candid conversation about China’s capabilities and intentions and the challenge facing U.S. policy in the South China Sea. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. … Read More

  • Pell Center Announces Fall 2014 Events

    The Pell Center will be hosting one lecture, two panel discussions, and one theatrical production during the Fall 2014 semester. Stay tuned for registration details on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter: Tensions in the South China Sea September 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center The South China Sea is a strategic water-way, a collection on uninhabited rocks and shoals, and the scene of rising international tensions … Read More

  • Online Privacy and the Fourth Amendment, Malaysia Airlines |Picks of the Week

      Users’ Privacy and Online Content NOT Protected by the Fourth Amendment The US Decides Everything Digital Is Not Protected By The Fourth Amendment | Business Insider Government’s Brief in Support of the Magistrate Judge’s Decision to Uphold a Warrant Ordering Microsoft to Disclose Records Within Its Custody and Control | U.S. States District Court Southern District of New York Obama Administration Says the World’s Servers Are Ours | ArsTechnica … Read More