Ryan Scoville

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Ryan Scoville is an associate professor at Marquette University Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of international and U.S. foreign relations law.

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South China Sea

The South China Sea Arbitration: Implications for the Senkaku Islands

One of the big takeaways from the South China Sea arbitration is that the high-tide features in the Spratly Islands are mere “rocks” under Article 121(3) of UNCLOS. This outcome is not only significant for the South China Sea; it also suggests something about the status of disputed features in the East China Sea: the Senkaku Islands.