The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, seen here in a file image, was one of two US warships involved in a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on May 27. Photo: AP

Can China, United States prevent a war of words over South China Sea becoming a military storm?

After a turbulent few weeks in the maritime region, defence officials at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore will be hoping to find some calmer waters

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, seen here in a file image, was one of two US warships involved in a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on May 27. Photo: AP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.