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Duterte Accuses U.S. Of Building 'Permanent' Arsenal In Philippines

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home

By Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accused the United States on Sunday of risking regional stability by building ...

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

Beijing and the South China Sea: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

Chinese island building in the South China Sea On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague handed down an almost 500-page long decisi...

Beijing Flouts International Tribunal Ruling -- Just Like Western Powers

Graham Allison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Graham Allison

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 and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

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.

Much Remains to Be Done in the Philippines

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

It is ironic that the first country to enforce the latest UN sanctions against North Korea by impounding a cargo vessel is the Philippines.

China Should Be Concerned About the Hague Tribunal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

On October 29th, in a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague issued its first, preliminary ruling concerning whether the Tribunal has 'jurisdiction' over the issues raised by the Philippines against China's so called 'nine-dash line' in the South China Sea.

China's Territorial Claim at Risk in the South China Sea

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Edsel Tupaz

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has announced that in July it will be holding the first hearing on the 2013 arbitration case the Philippines filed against China questioning the legal validity of China's '9-dash line' claim over the South China Sea.

The Rule of Law Is China's Challenge in the South China Sea

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.26.2015 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The PRC has become masterful at playing the international system against itself, whether on issues related to maritime law or development finance, as has been skillfully demonstrated with the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

China, the Philippines and the Rule of Law

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Can a state remain a party to a treaty or convention without being bound by its rules? Can contracting states adhere to an international legal regime and simultaneously opt out of any binding force required or to be required by that regime?