CSIS – AMTI Brief – June 16, 2016

AMTI

New AMTI Feature:
Arbitration Support Tracker

A final ruling is expected soon from a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague hearing Manila’s case against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea. How many countries recognize the decision as legally binding on both parties and call for it to be respected will determine its ultimate value, as international pressure is the court’s only enforcement mechanism. In an effort to deflect that pressure, Chinese officials and state media have been trumpeting the number of countries that have voiced support for Beijing’s position that the tribunal lacks jurisdiction in the case and the ruling is therefore invalid. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that number has climbed to 60, but has not provided a list of the countries or, in most cases, evidence for their support. Continue reading “CSIS – AMTI Brief – June 16, 2016”

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CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – June 16, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes a look at Aung San Suu Kyi’s efforts to tackle communal problems in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, an analysis of Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s economic agenda, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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