Russia's military build-up in the Arctic isn't an aggressive short-term project. It's a long-term effort aimed at blocking US power projection in the Arctic.
President Obama says the US to get its act together on icebreakers, and it's something America needs to do if it really is serious about the Arctic — for a number of reasons.
Until recently, there were no rules for unplanned encounters between warships in the South China Sea, one of the most contested bodies of water in the world.
Territorial disputes between Vietnam and China over the South China Sea have escalated with latest round of Chinese live fire and amphibious assault exercises.