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Law of the Sea Treaty

Restoring America's Oceans Leadership

John Norton Moore | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
John Norton Moore

By the continual erosion of our nation's oceans leadership, badly needed American jobs are lost. The consequences are also serious as to how we are viewed by other nations.

Conservative Opposition Sinks Measure

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A treaty governing the high seas is all but dead in the Senate as two Republican senators announced their opposition Monday, giving...

Law of the Sea: A National Security Issue That Unites

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 08.14.2012 | DC
Sen. John Kerry

Conventional wisdom tells us that with the presidential campaign season upon us, the United States Senate is closed for business. On the Foreign Relations Committee, we're working now to prove conventional wisdom wrong.

Lost at Sea

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had it right when she recently testified that "ideology" and "mythology," not facts, were behind conservative Republican senators' opposition to the UN Law of the Sea Treaty.

Fighting Pirates With Paper: How the Law of the Sea Is Important in the Fight Against Piracy

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.01.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We cannot fight piracy with our U.S. fleet alone. Fortunately, on this issue, the world is on our side, and one of the most powerful weapons available is within our reach.

The USA: A Good World Citizen?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Popularity is tertiary to being right and humane, and now you should have a better inkling as to why we have not been really popular around the world.

Nice Not to Hear Norm Coleman at Hillary Clinton Hearing

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

My first reaction listening to the just one-notch-short-of-a-love-fest hearing was that Norm Coleman's absence has made a huge difference.