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The South China Sea Arbitration: the Republic of Philippines vs. the People’s Republic of China

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Offshore Archipelagos Enclosed by Straight Baselines: An Excessive Claim?

Author: J. Ashley Roach Ocean Development and International Law April 2018 Abstract This article examines the conclusion in the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in the South China Sea Case that straight baselines may not be used to enclose off-shore archipelagos unless they meet the criteria set out in Articles 46 and 47 of the Law of … Continue reading

The Collateral Damage from China’s ‘Great Wall of Sand’ – The Environmental Dimensions of the South China Sea Case

Author: Tim Stephens Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/06, January 2017 Forthcoming in 2017 in Volume 34 of the Australian Year Book of International Law. Abstract This contribution to the Australian Year Book of International Law’s agora on the South China Sea case assesses its treatment of fisheries and environmental issues. These matters might seem only … Continue reading

In the Wake of Arbitration – Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference Editors: Murray Hiebert, Gregory B. Poling, Conor Cronin January 25, 2017 The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its sixth annual South China Sea conference in July 2016. The conference provided four panels of highly respected experts from 10 countries with a first … Continue reading

First Reactions to the Philippines v China Arbitration Award Concerning the Supposed Historic Claims of China in the South China Sea

Author: Clive R. Symmons Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 1 (2016) 260-267 Judging from the conferences I have already attended on the Award on the Merits of the Arbitral Tribunal in the case of Philippines v China (2016), the Tribunal’s award has already received much critical comment from many international lawyers. However this may … Continue reading

Regional Security Outlook 2017

Editor: Ron Huisken Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific CONTENTS Page 4: The Outlook for Security in the Asia Pacific: Adverse Trends Gaining Momentum – Ron Huisken Page 7: Challenges to U.S. Leadership – Abroad and at Home – Portend Greater Uncertainty for the Asia-Pacific – Bates Gill Page 10: East Asia 2016: A … Continue reading

Legal and Geographical Implications of the South China Sea Arbitration

Author: Clive Schofield National Asian Security Studies Program Issue Brief, Issue 1, No. 5.1 (2016) The following are excerpts of the paper: Introduction On 12 July 2016 the Arbitral Tribunal in in the case between the Philippines and China delivered its Award, following its earlier 29 October 2015 Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility.[1] The Tribunal was constituted … Continue reading

Implications of the July 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

Author: Nguyen Dang Thang National Asian Security Studies Program Issue Brief, Issue 1, No. 5.2 (2016) The following is an excerpt of the paper: Introduction For a considerable time now efforts to manage disputes and promote cooperation in the South China Sea have been inhibited by the lack of an equitably defined geography of disputed and … Continue reading

Roundtable: The Arbitral Tribunal’s Ruling on the South China Sea – Implications and Regional Responses

Authors: Clive Schofield, Lowell Bautista, Nong Hong, Anne Hsiu-an Hsiao, Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Prashanth Parameswaran, Evan Laksmana Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 38/3 (December 2016)   For this Roundtable, the Editors of Contemporary Southeast Asia asked seven leading experts on the South China Sea to consider the legal and geopolitical implications of the ruling six months … Continue reading

The South China Sea Arbitration

Author: Ted L. McDorman ASIL Insights, Volume 20, Issue 17 November 18, 2016 Introduction Since the 1970s, the South China Sea has been a nest of competing sovereignty claims over the island features and ocean spaces by a number of adjacent countries. Included in this is China’s nine-dash line, first officially communicated in notes verbale to the United … Continue reading

The PLA’s Latest Strategic Thinking on the Three Warfares

Author: Elsa Kania China Brief Volume: 16 Issue: 13 Beijing’s response to the unfavorable South China Sea arbitration outcome has highlighted an important aspect of its military strategy, the “three warfares” (三战). Consisting of public opinion warfare (舆论战), psychological warfare (心理战), and legal warfare (法律战), the three warfares have been critical components of China’s strategic approach … Continue reading

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