What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

SHARE September 2015 Images by DigitalGlobe, via the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and CNES, via Airbus DS and IHS Jane’s What China Has Been Buildingin the South China Sea By DEREK WATKINS  UPDATED October 27, 2015 China has been rapidly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea, creating seven new islets in the…

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A Russian submarine’s recent antics have revived a Cold War fear

The High-Tech Hunt for Russian Submarines THE Russian submarine did exactly what it was built to do. And that’s what has NATO worried. The diesel-engined attack submarine Krasnodar crept through the blue waters of the Mediterranean towards the Black Sea. This was to become its new home. But, on the way, it had a mission…

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Russia launches ‘world’s biggest & most powerful’ nuclear icebreaker

Published time: 22 Sep, 2017 14:45Edited time: 22 Sep, 2017 16:26 Get short URL People attend a ceremony to float out the nuclear-powered icebreaker “Sibir” (Siberia) at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia September 22, 2017 © Anton Vaganov / Reuters   6.7K12 The first serially-produced Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker, designed to reinforce Russia’s leadership…

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Rough seas: Alarming trend of US Navy ships involved in collisions in 2017

Published time: 21 Aug, 2017 20:29 Get short URL The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters August 21, 2017 © Ahmad Masood / Reuters   162 US Navy warships were involved in four major accidents this year, more than any other year since the turn…

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China, Philippines Agree on Modus Vivendi in South China Sea

China, Philippines Agree on Modus Vivendi in South China Sea © REUTERS/ Ritchie B. Tongo ASIA & PACIFIC 02:13 16.08.2017(updated 06:58 16.08.2017)Get short URL 132728490 The foreign ministries of China and the Philippines have found a ‘way to get along’ by banning new construction in the South China Sea as the two nations seek to…

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As India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the ocean

As India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the ocean India-China ties, already weighed down by a Himalayan border dispute, are set for further pressure amid territorial concerns in the Indian Ocean Beijing has been expanding its naval presence there, triggering worry from New Delhi Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac…

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