Turkey’s current chosen path of attempting to close the straits to all warships oversteps the Montreux Convention and risks replacing a long-standing set of rules vital to Turkish security with arbitrary restrictions.
A review of Kristina Spohr and David S. Hamilton, eds., and Jason C. Moyer, co-ed., “The Arctic and World Order” (Brookings Institution Press, December 2020)
Alarmed rhetoric about great power competition over the Arctic has been based partly on common errors about extended continental shelf claims. Accurate descriptions of these claims are necessary to understand what is—and what isn’t—at stake.
Short-term coronavirus regulations led the Kiwi Roa to inadvertently challenge Canada’s long-standing claim that the waters of the Arctic archipelago and Northwest Passage are internal waters.