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U.S. Response to the South China Sea Arbitration and the Limits of the Diplomatic “Shamefare” Option
Diplomacy can accomplish great things. But if the United States wants to use the UNCLOS PCA award to apply pressure or impose costs on China, it has a lot more work to do.
A summary of the key claims and holdings in the Philippines v. China South China Sea arbitration and a few initial takeaways on the nearly across-the-board win for the Philippines.
The past two FON operations in the South China Sea are models in how to squander flawless operational execution with confused, inconsistent, and ultimately damaging messaging.