torsdag 7. juli 2016

Both China and the US Want to Control the Narrative on the South China Sea

Both Chinese and U.S. think tanks are making big efforts to influence world opinion and it is a long game. As the date for the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s release of its ruling in Philippines v. China nears, Asia’s attention is focused on how the ruling will affect China’s claims and behaviors in the South China Sea. It is safe to say that the ruling will have a big impact on China’s strategic behavior in Asia, as well as the United States’ role in Asia (not to mention other claimant states’ positions and likely actions). Read more