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China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict
July 07, 2020

China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict

By James Kraska and Yusuke Saito
There is no universal definition for naval auxiliaries, but such ships are subject to the same treatment as warships during armed conflict.

Reviewing Vietnam’s ‘Struggle’ Options in the South China Sea
May 05, 2020

Reviewing Vietnam’s ‘Struggle’ Options in the South China Sea

By Derek Grossman
What are Hanoi’s options to push back on Beijing?
COVID–19 Is No Excuse to Abandon Basic Principles Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers
May 04, 2020

COVID–19 Is No Excuse to Abandon Basic Principles Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers

By Pierfilippo M. Natta†
Have governments issued international law a Leave of Absence?

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened
April 15, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened

By James Tager
While the world struggles with the coronavirus, China makes moves to extend its persecution well outside its borders.

China Issues Legal Guidance on Observing Prenotification Requirements for Marine Research in EEZs
December 17, 2019

China Issues Legal Guidance on Observing Prenotification Requirements for Marine Research in EEZs

By Ankit Panda
The guidance comes after the Indian Navy expelled a Chinese vessel conducting research activities inside the Indian EEZ.

Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea
August 15, 2019

Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
What will it take for Canberra to pipe up?

China’s Disregard for Vietnamese Sovereignty Leaves the Region Worse Off
July 28, 2019

China’s Disregard for Vietnamese Sovereignty Leaves the Region Worse Off

By Ankit Panda
China shows it prefers a region where “might makes right.”
With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?
July 16, 2019

With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?

By Umair Jamal
What will become of Kulbushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?

Global WMD Risks Are Rising. It’s Time to Do Something About It
June 14, 2019

Global WMD Risks Are Rising. It’s Time to Do Something About It

By James Revill, John Borrie, and Augusta Cohen
Treaties to control chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are at risk.

2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait Following Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary
April 30, 2019

2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait Following Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary

By Ankit Panda
The transit also comes after the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act.

International Court of Justice Rules UK Must End Administration of Chagos Islands
February 26, 2019

International Court of Justice Rules UK Must End Administration of Chagos Islands

By Mike Corder
Britain had unlawfully carved up Mauritius, an international court has ruled.
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
September 14, 2018

Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?

By Tuan Anh Luc
Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?

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