American Security and Law of the Sea

Ocean Development & International Law, Vol. 40, pp. 268-290, 2009

23 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2010

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Brian Wilson

United States Navy; United States Coast Guard

James Kraska

Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College; Harvard University - Harvard Law School; University of California Berkeley School of Law; Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Date Written: February 26, 2009

Abstract

With the election of President Barack Obama and renewed interest in the Law of the Sea Convention inside the United States, this article pulls from obscurity the key U.S. declarations, understandings, and conditions of ratification to the Treaty, considers their context and meaning for U.S. security interests, and helps to place them into the lexicon of oceans law and policy that informs the greater dialogue of international security and strategy.

Keywords: Law of the Sea, National Security, Maritime Law, Naval Warfare, Freedom of Navigation, Treaty Ratification

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Brian and Kraska, James, American Security and Law of the Sea (February 26, 2009). Ocean Development & International Law, Vol. 40, pp. 268-290, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1648870

Brian Wilson

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