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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.

You may follow Ronce on Twitter or Linkedin, or contact him via email.

Posts by Roncevert Ganan Almond
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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.
November 18, 2017

The Policy Significance of Trump’s Asia Tour

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Unpacking Washington’s Asia-Pacific policy following the president’s trip

October 03, 2017

The Extraterrestrial Impact of the South China Sea Dispute

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
History offers lessons for the coming legal and geopolitical debates in space.

June 27, 2017

Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Can Beijing untie the Pamir Knot?

May 24, 2017

U.S. Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Measuring the raison d'État in the Trump era.
April 25, 2017

Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A tiny nation rolls the dice on a big Chinese investment.

February 09, 2017

Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Trump’s second act in the South China Sea will have to be stronger than his first.
January 24, 2017

Life In Aerocity: Finding India’s Place in the New Strategic Context

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
“India will be a leading author in the next chapter of world politics.”

December 16, 2016

Finding Balance in the US-China Relationship

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A critical mission for the president-elect

October 23, 2016

Why Indonesia Matters in a Season of Change

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Indonesia is important to the U.S., in ways that might be unexpected.

September 13, 2016

South China Sea: The Case Against an ADIZ

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Setting up an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea would be an ill-conceived step for Beijing.
July 16, 2016

Interview: The South China Sea Ruling

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
International law expert Roncevert Ganan Almond on the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

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