Tag Archives: South China Sea

US, British Navies Perform Drills in South China Sea

Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together in the South China Sea Jan. 11-16. At sea, McCampbell and Argyll conducted communication drills, division tactics and a personnel exchange designed to address common maritime security priorities, enhance interoperability and develop relationships that will benefit both navies for many

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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Investigating Dissolved Black Carbon in the South China Sea

Organic matter in the oceans in the form of dissolved black carbon can provide clues about long-term marine carbon cycle patterns, but not much data is available on the geochemical behavior of dissolved black carbon. To unlock more information, a group of scientists processed 86 seawater samples from South China Sea waters during the prevailing southwest monsoon season in southern Asia.

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Trump Sends Signal to China

Trump is giving a glimpse into how he will deal with China by sending a U.S. Navy warship to the South China Sea, 12 nautical miles from an island built by China to lay claim to the contested waterway. The UN defines territorial waters as extending 12 nautical miles max from a country’s coastline. Learn more about the issues surrounding

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