The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist) discuss the upcoming verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Philippines v. China concerning maritime entitlements in the South China Sea. The podcast outlines the stakes in the case, the diplomatic context between China and the Philippines, and the role of third-parties, including ASEAN and the United States. Panda and Parameswaran also consider the likely behavior of China and the Philippines in the aftermath of the verdict and the different approach to South China Sea maritime disputes by the new Duterte administration in the Philippines.
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