-(National Interest 7/6) How to Win the South China Sea Showdown: Tourism? Civilian initiatives may also help maximize social support behind the state’s territorial claims by giving citizens a sense of involvement in their advancement.

-(Reuters 5/6) China upset at Mattis' "irresponsible remarks" on SCS as he said the construction and militarization of artificial islands in the SCS undermined regional stability.

- (AP 5/6) Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

alt-(Inquirer 5/6) Carpio bucks criticism from Duterte over South China Sea case: Duterte, in a speech, said Carpio has been yapping but doing nothing about the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China.

-(The Economist 4/6) James Mattis tries to reassure Asian allies about Donald Trump: At the Shangri-La Dialogue, the defence secretary was placed in an unenviable position