The complexity of the legal process surrounding Meng’s detention has allowed China’s government to sow doubts about the legal legitimacy of the arrest.
Meng Hongwei’s sudden detention should cause the rest of the world to think harder about how to respond to China’s ongoing campaign to build legitimacy and influence among international organizations.
Freedom-of-navigation operations are not sufficient to protect U.S. security interests.
While there are no legal sanctions for violating the Taiwan Travel Act, that does not mean the legislation lacks any legal force.
The Taiwan Travel Act is politically significant despite its limited legal force.
U.S. allies are beginning to perform Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea.
China may abandon the "Nine-Dash Line" claim in the South China Sea, but it's not abandoning its bad legal arguments.