Mira Rapp-Hooper

a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS.

Articles by Mira Rapp-Hooper

Protecting the Rule of Law on the South China Sea
Later this year, The Hague is expected to render its decision in a dispute over China's land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea. Most observers expect the court to rule against Beijing. Few expect Beijing to take such a verdict lightly. The case, brought by the Philippines in 2013, ar ...
China's Short-Term Victory In the South China Sea
The sands are quickly shifting in the South China Sea. New reports suggest that China may be preparing to conduct land reclamation at Scarborough Shoal, which is seized from the Philippines in 2012. And just weeks ago, satellite images revealed that China had installed sophisticated radar on Cuar ...
Confronting China in the South China Sea:Multilateralism is Freedom of Navigation's Next Step
On January 29, the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a Chinese-held islet in the South China Sea that is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. Like the United States' preceding freedom of navigation operation (FONOP), which took place i ...
Washington's Muddled Message in the South China Sea
After months of internal debate, the Obama administration last week finally decided to dispatch a warship to challenge China's far-reaching territorial claims in the South China Sea. But in the days since, U.S. officials have offered conflicting accounts of the operation, potentially undermining ...
Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea Is Business as Usual
By all appearances, the U.S. Navy is poised to begin Freedom of Navigation exercises in the South China Sea. Rumors first emerged in May 2015 that the Pentagon was contemplating military operations around China's new artificial islands among the Spratly Islands. Through such exercises, the United ...
All in Good FON:Why Freedom of Navigation Is Business as Usual in the South China Sea
By all appearances, the U.S. Navy is poised to begin Freedom of Navigation exercises in the South China Sea. Rumors first emerged in May 2015 that the Pentagon was contemplating military operations around China's new artificial islands among the Spratly Islands. Through such exercises, the United ...