A proposed amendment in the Russian parliament would require foreign warships to obtain diplomatic clearance before navigating through the internal waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is plainly illegal—Moscow’s own past actions tell us so.
Latest in UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
Past and present law of the sea jurisprudence suggests that the State Department’s most recent analysis of South China Sea entitlements is legally flawed.
Is the recent sanctions-based seizure of a Russian cargo ship beyond French waters consistent with the high seas freedoms and exclusive flag state jurisdiction reflected in the law of the sea?
Once again, China is showing its disdain for the rules-based international legal order that regulates activities at sea.
The tribunal in Philippines v. China made four sweeping observations that are worth examining five years after the award.
On the Legality and Policy Ramifications of High Seas Seizures of Foreign Merchant Vessels for Violating U.S. Sanctions
In its efforts to enforce economic sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, the United States is straining the boundaries of traditionally accepted state behavior in some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. It is walking a tightrope.
As Russia escalates its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, it has increased tensions and put the region on heightened alert by illegally closing portions of the Black Sea to all foreign warships and other state vessels.
China's new Coast Guard Law has several inconsistencies with UNCLOS.
In addition to potential benefits, Vietnam should also consider what it can lose.