-(National Interests 30/1) Wanted: A Strategy to Limit China's Grand Plans for the South China Sea: The United States needs to play an active role in helping broker resistance to the Chinese political push.

alt-(Business Insider 29/1) China's military is turning its aggressive South China Sea tactics on Japan: China and Russia are sending aircraft and naval vessels into Japanese territory, and the two countries show no sign of slowing down.

-(National Interest 29/1) No, China Doesn't Want Confrontation in the South China Sea: An antagonist who stumbles into the arena of combat is different from one who strides into the arena.