The South China Sea: Law Trumps Power

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Tønnesson, Stein (2015) The South China Sea: Law Trumps Power, Asian Survey 55(3): 455–477.

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​​The article looks at three ways in which international law has affected government behavior in the South China Sea. It has exacerbated disputes. It has probably curtailed the use of force. And it has made it​​​ difficult to imagine solutions that violate the law of the sea.​

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