United States' Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention: Securing Our Navigational Future While Managing China's Blue Water Ambitions
13 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2013 Last revised: 9 Sep 2013
Date Written: December 31, 2012
American ratification of the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention would protect America's maritime interests abroad, position the U.S. to help resolve difficult maritime boundary disputes between China and her Pacific neighbors, and further the security interests of the Navy.
Keywords: Law of the Sea, China, security, Arctic, commerce, maritime, treaty, Senate, South China Sea, Japan, Navy, fishing, boundary, Senkaku, Diayou, islands
JEL Classification: K10, K33
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