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.
As I noted in my post yesterday, the Chinese government has declined to clarify how and whether it believes the international law governing the use of applies to cyber warfare. Its refusal to do so has drawn sharp criticism from the U.S. and other cyber powers.
Forcing China to Accept that International Law Restricts Cyber Warfare May Not Actually Benefit the U.S.
In a new Hoover paper, I argue that even if China agrees to apply international law to cyber warfare, that would probably not prevent or reduce the possibility of cyber conflict with the United States.