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Roncevert Ganan Almond

Roncevert Ganan Almond

Roncevert (Ronce) Ganan Almond is a Partner & Vice-President, International Services, at The Wicks Group, and an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Ronce’s practice is devoted to U.S. regulation and policy, international law, and government relations involving aviation, aerospace and national security matters. He regularly assists clients with proceedings and enforcement actions before federal agencies. He also has experience with complex cross-border litigation, investigations, and transactions, including aircraft deals financed by the U.S. Export Import Bank. Professor Almond has led and participated in technical assistance projects across the globe, advising government authorities on achieving compliance with international law and best practices in aviation regulation and governance. In addition, Ronce has assisted the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission regarding security and legal issues in the Indo-Pacific region. At the United Nations, he has served on the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

In addition to regularly contributing to The Diplomat, Ronce has written extensively on international law and national security, including as a contributing author to the book Aviation Regulation in the United States (2014) and editorial board member of the Air & Space Lawyer. His work has been published in prominent law and foreign affairs journals, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, and Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He regularly speaks at legal and policy forums around the globe, and serves a guest contributor to television news programs.

Ronce also has experience with the U.S. political process having worked for congressional members, state parties and three presidential campaigns. He also assisted 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. Professor Almond 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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Posts by Roncevert Ganan Almond
July 07, 2019

Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
With the U.S. as its partner, Mongolia could make a significant contribution to the region.

April 01, 2019

Why the Pending U.S.-China Deal Will Not Suffice

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
This is not the end of the drama.
February 04, 2019

The Huawei Dilemma: Insecurity and Mistrust

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Telecommunications networks are a strategic asset, and a vulnerable one.

December 24, 2018

US-China Tensions Enter a New Phase

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Ceasefire or Escalation?

October 15, 2018

The Weaponization of Airspace

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Sovereignty and Disorder from Above

September 01, 2018

Trade, War, and the South China Sea

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
July 09, 2018

The Struggle for the Indo-Pacific: In Search of Shangri-La

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Where is the "Indo" in America's "Indo-Pacific" Strategy?

May 27, 2018

The US-China Trade War

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A simple plan: action, confusion, and retreat

April 12, 2018

Ring Of Fire: Tremors and Eruptions in the US-China Trade War

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Threats and counterthreats may well produce losers all round.

March 14, 2018

Trump’s Trade War

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A Contest for the Future of the President ... and the World

January 18, 2018

Deciphering U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A narrative of power, without persuasion
December 15, 2017

The Great Leap Forward: China’s Pursuit of a Strategic Breakthrough

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Prepare for a new and dangerous phase in international relations.

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