Truman National Security Project


Foreign Policy: Beijing Should Let Law Reign South China Sea

Truman Project Asia Director Ziad Haider discusses the role of international law in dealings with China over the South China Sea. Tensions continue to roil Asia’s waters, but they are now also finding their way into international arbitration. The perilous churn in the South China Sea, dubbed “Asia’s Cauldron” by one leading strategic analyst, stems from the […]

Center for International Maritime Security: Indonesia’s Skin in the Game

Truman Project Fellow LT Scott Cheney-Peters explains the tension between China and Indonesia over maritime jurisdiction. With the possibility of a March snow day shutting down the U.S. government’s Washington, DC, offices on Monday, I had the pleasure of being able to do an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation News Radio-Sydney’s Tracey Lee Holmes on […]

Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s News Radio – Sydney: South China Sea

Scott Cheney-Peters, a member of the Truman Project’s Defense Council, discusses the maritime politics of the South China Sea, especially Indonesia, China, and Australia, in this radio segment. Listen to the full clip.

The Attack in Kunming: Uyghurs and Beijing’s Response

On Saturday, a group of knife-wielding assailants killed at least 29 people and wounded 143 others at a train station in Kunming, China. China’s state media described the attack as “an organized, premeditated violent terrorist attack” pointing to separatists from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region who use the name East Turkestan to describe their homeland. […]

Center for International Maritime Security: AIR-SEA BATTLE: UNNECESSARILY PROVOKING CHINA?

Truman Project Defense Council Member Daniel Hartnett explains how the Air Sea Battle concept affects the Rebalance to Asia. All throughout Air-Sea Battle (ASB) week, CIMSEC hosted articles about the ASB Concept. Each is well worth the time to read and digest for different views about U.S. military efforts to defeat the growing challenges presented by anti-access […]

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