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South China Sea: Hanoi and Manila Are Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

From the Vietnamese and Filipino point of view, participating in FONOPS is not a walk in the park. First, the October 26 FONOP apparently targeted several islands or features occupied by their respective forces. Further, the United States has consistently considered several of their claims as excessive. It has routinely conducted FONOPS in these waters, […]

Manila urges unity for South East Asian nations in China sea dispute

(Reuters) – The Philippines is pushing for a meeting among four Southeast Asian nations with conflicting claims to waters in the South China Sea so that they can hammer out a common stand in dealings with China, Manila’s foreign minister said on Friday. Manila is waging a territorial dispute with China over the Spratlys and […]