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In practical terms, the big concern is that while the legal cycle slowly grinds, China is actually changing the facts on
Crisis branding can be an effective political campaign strategy because it draws power from frightening people, but it has no place in day-to-day governance. Normalizing fright and violence is not a governance model and is a huge step in the wrong direction.
Can a state remain a party to a treaty or convention without being bound by its rules? Can contracting states adhere to an
A shorter version of this article appeared in the South China Morning Post. It is also our hope that Chinese leaders and
asean flag "All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down," Friedrich Nietzsche once claimed. Words do matter -- and in international diplomacy, they can sometimes spell the difference between neglectful chaos and principled order.
Given its parameters, Scarborough Shoal could be built up into quite a large island. Its proximity to the Subic Bay Naval
No permanent member of the U.N. Security Council has ever complied with a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on an issue involving the Law of the Sea.
China has dismissed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s legal ruling for the Philippines over claims in the South China
The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.
BEIJING -- What we are witnessing is in reality a fight to safeguard international standards of law and the rule-based world order.