South China Sea Update: Assessing the US Freedom of Navigation Operation in the Paracel Islands
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South China Sea Update: Assessing the US Freedom of Navigation Operation in the Paracel Islands

 
 

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss recent developments in the South China Sea, including the recent U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the Paracel Islands, ASEAN’s role in the South China Sea, and the differences between the October 2015 and January 2016 FONOPs.

For The Diplomat‘s coverage of the latest FONOP, see here and here. For some of the international legal background on the FONOP, see here. For more analysis of the recent FONOP, see Gregory Poling’s post at at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative here and Julian Ku’s Lawfare post here.

For more on the October 2015 FONOP, listen to an earlier discussion between Panda and Parameswaran. You can listen to an earlier podcast between Panda, Parameswaran and The Diplomat‘s Shannon Tiezzi on the pending case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration here.

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