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Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
February 04, 2018
Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
What would the international legal consequences of a United States attack on North Korea be?
Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
October 12, 2017
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
The Trump administration has accepted a higher pace of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
Intelligence Gathering in the Maritime Domain: Is China Using Double Standards?
August 22, 2017
Intelligence Gathering in the Maritime Domain: Is China Using Double Standards?
Appraising the existence of a Chinese "double standard" on EEZ surveillance requires a close look at the evidence.
Intelligence Gathering in the Maritime Domain: Is China Using Double Standards?
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
August 22, 2017
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
Recent events near Pag-asa Island raise distressing questions.
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
July 17, 2017
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
Beijing's behavior continues to flout the July 12 ruling, but it'll stand as a historical fact.
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
July 12, 2017
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
Rodrigo Duterte's entry into the Philippine presidency in June 2016 carried important geopolitical consequences.
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
June 05, 2017
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
The ICJ granting a stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case convinced India of its righteousness.
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
February 17, 2017
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics may be incoming.
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
January 26, 2017
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
Rex Tillerson's South China Sea comments just don't make strategic sense.
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
The Trump Administration Needs a Clear South China Sea Policy
January 24, 2017
The Trump Administration Needs a Clear South China Sea Policy
The first mention of the South China Sea by the new U.S. administration in office leaves more questions than it answers.
The Trump Administration Needs a Clear South China Sea Policy
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
January 21, 2017
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
China is the latest to flout international law, but the United States paved the way.
International Law Is Under Siege in the South China Sea
Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea Proposal Won’t Work
January 14, 2017
Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea Proposal Won’t Work
Rex Tillerson's plan for the South China Sea is unworkable.
Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea Proposal Won’t Work
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
October 29, 2016
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
Is China extending an olive branch to the Philippines ahead of bilateral talks?
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
John F. Lehman, Former US Secretary of the Navy, on the South China Sea
October 10, 2016
John F. Lehman, Former US Secretary of the Navy, on the South China Sea
John F. Lehman, former U.S. secretary of the navy, speaks to The Diplomat on U.S. strategy in the South China Sea.
John F. Lehman, Former US Secretary of the Navy, on the South China Sea
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
October 06, 2016
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
While the ICJ ruled that it didn't have jurisdiction to proceed, the case isn't a complete loss for nuclear disarmament.
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
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