Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Trump's coming hard line on China
Three domestic factors are likely to drive the US toward a tougher China policy.
Making sense of the known unknowns in the South China Sea
The US doesn’t have to be willing to blockade Scarborough Reef to stop China from building a military base there.
The false choice of war or accommodation in the South China Sea
There's a viable plan on the shelf if and when US policymakers are willing to admit that US efforts on the South China Sea are faltering.