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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?
The Philippines' Triumph: Right Over Might
July 19, 2016
The Philippines' Triumph: Right Over Might
It is precisely the fairness and impartiality of the process chosen by Manila to vent its claims that China objects to.
The Philippines' Triumph: Right Over Might
Did Russia Just Ask China to ‘Buzz Off’ on the South China Sea?
July 16, 2016
Did Russia Just Ask China to ‘Buzz Off’ on the South China Sea?
The Russian MFA statement after the PCA ruling was not as soft on China as usual.
Did Russia Just Ask China to ‘Buzz Off’ on the South China Sea?
Enforcing an Unenforceable Ruling in the South China Sea
July 16, 2016
Enforcing an Unenforceable Ruling in the South China Sea
There is no world police to compel powerful nations to comply with international justice. But there is a private sector.
Enforcing an Unenforceable Ruling in the South China Sea
The South China Sea Ruling: China's International Law Dilemma
July 14, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling: China's International Law Dilemma
"China may be entering a new phase of its relationship with the international order."
The South China Sea Ruling: China's International Law Dilemma
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
July 13, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
This is true especially for China and the United States, as the powers enter a new era of competition in Asia.
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
The South China Sea Ruling Is Actually Good for Taiwan
July 13, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling Is Actually Good for Taiwan
Taiwan had deemed the ruling "unacceptable," but there is cause for optimism.
The South China Sea Ruling Is Actually Good for Taiwan
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
July 13, 2016
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
Reading the historic award in Philippines v. China raises several interesting questions.
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
July 09, 2016
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the upcoming verdict in Philippines v. China.
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
Why the South China Sea Arbitration Case Matters (Even if China Ignores It)
July 08, 2016
Why the South China Sea Arbitration Case Matters (Even if China Ignores It)
The Philippines v. China case has value far beyond the simple question of China's compliance.
Why the South China Sea Arbitration Case Matters (Even if China Ignores It)
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