Brief: China in the Spratlys

However tactically valuable they may be, China’s bases in the area stress the U.S.-Philippine alliance.

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Background: Southeast Asia is the fulcrum of U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific and the great impediment to Chinese strategic imperatives both in the region and beyond. China has thus tried by carrot and stick to pull regional countries tightly into its orbit. Perhaps no country poses more of an inherent strategic dilemma, but also a […]

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