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International Law

International Regulation of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Negotiations on a New Legal Structure for the High Seas

In Sept. 2018, the first intergovernmental conference convened on a legally binding mechanism under UNCLOS related to conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity on the high seas.

South China Sea

The Clash Between the Law of Sovereignty and the Law of the Sea in the South China Sea Dispute

As I explained in this legal primer, the South China Sea dispute has primarily revolved around two distinct legal quarrels: a dispute over territory and a dispute over the substance and application of maritime law.

Over at The National Interest, I’ve written an article parsing this distinction and what it means for the American approach to the South China Sea. I argue that

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