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US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
June 26, 2017
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
The first U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue didn't shift the needle in the South China Sea.
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
June 24, 2017
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
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
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
May 16, 2017
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Trump's pause in FONOPs gives the U.S. and China breathing room to resolve disagreements.
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
The China Benham Rise Controversy: A Wake Up Call for the Philippines?
April 11, 2017
The China Benham Rise Controversy: A Wake Up Call for the Philippines?
The recent flashpoint could be an opportunity for Manila to take some steps that are long overdue.
The China Benham Rise Controversy: A Wake Up Call for the Philippines?
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
March 07, 2017
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
The United States' freedom of navigation program focuses on more than just China.
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
February 17, 2017
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics may be incoming.
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
January 21, 2017
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
China is the latest to flout international law, but the United States paved the way.
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Legal Grey Areas
January 11, 2017
US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Legal Grey Areas
The legal case against China's actions is not as clear cut as some U.S. scholars argue.
US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Legal Grey Areas
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
January 03, 2017
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
India agreed to crack down on bottom trawling, an environmentally destructive and unsustainable fishing practice.
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
September 29, 2016
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
A recent decision opens the door to compulsory “relationship counselling” between UNCLOS states parties.
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
A New Legal Landscape in the South China Sea
August 26, 2016
A New Legal Landscape in the South China Sea
We need to fully grasp the significance of the Philippines v. China verdict.
A New Legal Landscape in the South China Sea
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
August 15, 2016
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
Fidel Ramos' "Track II" overture maintains steam, but can bilateralism lead to a positive outcome?
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
August 08, 2016
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
Chinese Coast Guard accompanied scores of fishermen to the waters around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
July 27, 2016
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
Sino-U.S. cooperation on freedom of navigation is possible when it is not at the cost of the security of the other side.
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
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