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Roncevert Ganan Almond

Roncevert Ganan Almond

Roncevert (Ronce) Ganan Almond is Partner and Vice-President at The Wicks Group, based in Washington, D.C. His practice is devoted to U.S. regulation and policy, international law, and government relations involving aviation, aerospace and national security matters. He has advised the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and governments in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America on issues of international law.

In addition to The Diplomat, Ronce has written extensively on international affairs and national security issues for publications such as the Harvard National Security Journal, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Turkish Policy Quarterly, and International Law News. Ronce also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of The Air and Space Lawyer. His work has been cited by the U.S. Congress, national and foreign media, think tanks and academic journals.

Ronce also has experience with the U.S. political process having worked for congressional members, state parties and three presidential campaigns. Additionally, he has worked with the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and participated in the Duke-Geneva Institute for Transnational Law as well as the Joint Program in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. Ronce holds a J.D., cum laude, and M.A. (Political Science) from Duke University and a B.A. (History), cum laude, from George Washington University.

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Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
June 27, 2017
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
Can Beijing untie the Pamir Knot?
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
U.S. Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention
May 24, 2017
U.S. Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention
Measuring the raison d'État in the Trump era.
U.S. Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention
Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic
April 25, 2017
Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic
A tiny nation rolls the dice on a big Chinese investment.
Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
February 09, 2017
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Trump’s second act in the South China Sea will have to be stronger than his first.
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
January 24, 2017
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
“India will be a leading author in the next chapter of world politics.”
Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
December 16, 2016
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
A critical mission for the president-elect
Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
October 23, 2016
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
Indonesia is important to the U.S., in ways that might be unexpected.
Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change
South China Sea: The Case Against an ADIZ
September 13, 2016
South China Sea: The Case Against an ADIZ
Setting up an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea would be an ill-conceived step for Beijing.
South China Sea: The Case Against an ADIZ
Interview: The South China Sea Ruling
July 16, 2016
Interview: The South China Sea Ruling
International law expert Roncevert Ganan Almond on the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Interview: The South China Sea Ruling
Trump, Clinton and the Future of US-Vietnam Relations
June 11, 2016
Trump, Clinton and the Future of US-Vietnam Relations
Bilateral relations have come a long way. How might they fare under the next U.S. president?
Trump, Clinton and the Future of US-Vietnam Relations
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
May 22, 2016
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
The debate over maritime jurisdiction is an old one.
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
March 08, 2016
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
The deal offers some significant and sobering lessons on “multilateralism with Chinese characteristics.”
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
December 15, 2015
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
A curious case of mistrust and misunderstanding in the East China Sea
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
Mandate of Heaven: An ADIZ in the South China Sea
July 20, 2015
Mandate of Heaven: An ADIZ in the South China Sea
Might China seek to amend customary international law in relation to air defense identification zones?
Mandate of Heaven: An ADIZ in the South China Sea
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
November 24, 2014
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
In its 2014 Report to Congress, the USCC underscores China’s challenge to the U.S. position in East Asia.
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
Flesh and Blood: Nation-Building in India
September 30, 2014
Flesh and Blood: Nation-Building in India
‘India can serve as a critical alternative to the exclusive and violent nationalism that currently threatens international peace.’
Flesh and Blood: Nation-Building in India
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