The weapons were reportedly spotted using new satellite imagery.
Can a state remain a party to a treaty or convention without being bound by its rules? Can contracting states adhere to an
Rodrigo Duterte has only been in office a few months in the Philippines but is giving Donald Trump a run for his money as the most bombastic and outrageous political figure on the global media stage.
While China's public pronouncements may at times appear mercurial, they are part of a well-conceived strategy. On one hand
Towers and hexagonal structures have also been built on the islets in recent months.
MANILA, Philippines -- Duterte is willing to talk to China, and China must read his lips.
BEIJING -- What we are witnessing is in reality a fight to safeguard international standards of law and the rule-based world order.
China's expansionist designs on the region's strategic shipping lanes and untapped natural resources are turning it into the next global hotspot.
While America has vacillated between distraction and disinterest when it comes to Asia, a Rising China has quietly seized the opportunity to seize territory and expand its influence and power - and thereby nudge history in its favor.
When I was learning to fly, one of the lessons was that if you see an object on the horizon that is seemingly stationary but getting larger, watch out. It is probably an aircraft closing with you. Trouble with China in the South China Sea is on the horizon of U.S strategic concerns and getting larger. A major confrontation may be at hand.