Rethinking Resort Islands: American Efforts to Shore up Connections to the South China Sea

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By Haley Grizzell Since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, other countries have known the Republic of Maldives mostly as a honeymoon destination for Bollywood actors. However, the archipelago is now seeing renewed attention for a more strategic purpose. The sea surrounding the islands is the Laccadive Sea,…

Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea

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By Brayden McFadden In the past five years China has become increasingly aggressive about asserting their authority over greater and greater swathes of the South China Sea through the creation and militarization of artificial islands. One aspect of this expansion that has drawn considerable ire from the US is the…

Vietnamese Holding out the Rough Water in the South China Sea

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By: Jeff Bates Photo Credit: 2014. Vietnamese Stage Mass Anti-China Protests Amid Oil Rig Tensions. Tensions in the South China Sea have escalated between certain countries and have also de-escalated with others.  Vietnam—who shares a border with China—is particularly concerned about China’s aggressiveness in the region. Beijing has recently engaged…

The Scarborough Shoal

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Over the past few months, China and the Philippines have been in a tense maritime quarrel over a controversial piece of land known as the Scarborough Shoal. The shoal is located just 124 nautical miles off the coast of the Philippines’ largest island, Luzon. Despite the shoal lying within the…