Asia Geopolitics

South China Sea Update: Freedom of Navigation Operations and International Law

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss recent developments in the South China Sea.

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South China Sea Update: Freedom of Navigation Operations and International Law
Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Dionne/Released

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss recent developments in the South China Sea, including the first United States Navy freedom of navigation operation within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese man-made island in the Spratlys and the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision on jurisdiction in Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China.

You can listen to an earlier podcast between Panda, Parameswaran and The Diplomat‘s Shannon Tiezzi on the Court’s case here.

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