border disputes

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“Importance of the Korea’s Northern Limit Line” by Rodger Baker*

* Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published by Strategic Forecasts on 24 November 2010.  It is reprinted here with the permission of STRATFOR (http://www.stratfor.com/).  A free video clip of the interview Mr. Baker, with illustrative maps and other visual aides, is available here.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow […]

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“China’s Cheonan Problem” by Bonnie Glase and Brad Glosserman*

*Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published as PacNet Report #31 on Friday, 18 June 2010.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing it to my attention.  The article is reprinted with the permission of the authors. “China’s Cheonan Problem” Bonnie Glaser [bglaser6@comcast.net] is a senior […]

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“The Sinking of ROKS Cheonan” by Brett Witthoeft*

*Moderator’s Note: This commentary was published in the June issue of “In Focus.”  The commentary is reprinted here with the permission of the author.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing this article to my attention. “The Sinking of ROKS Cheonan” by Brett Witthoeft On 26 […]

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“To Calm Korean Waters” by Leon V. Sigal

My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing this article to my attention. Leon V. Sigal, Director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council, an independent, not-for-profit international organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has written a commentary published on Friday, 27 […]

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The Cheonan Incident

 As the accusations mount and the rhetoric from both sides increases following the sinking of the South Korean Pohang-class corvette ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), two key documents have been released by South Korean authorities. The first document is the report by the Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group into the sinking of Cheonan.  […]

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Analysis of China’s new twist to the Law of the Sea Convention and its definitions

On 8 March 2009, according to the Pentagon, “five Chinese vessels shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the US ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters.” In fact, the incident took place approximately […]

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“Not an Impeccable Argument”by Mark J. Valencia*

Moderator’s Note:  This article is available online at: <http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09026Valencia.html>http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09026Valencia.html This article is related to Mark Valencia’s recent PFO “Tempting the Dragon”, NAPSNet PFO 09020, published March 12, 2009. <http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09020Valencia.html>http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09020Valencia.html “Not an Impeccable Argument” Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect […]

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China, the Unites States, and the UNCLOS Treaty

Mark J. Valencia, a maritime policy analyst based in Kaneohe, Hawaii, has written an important essay that has been published on-line by “Nautilus,” the forum of the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network.  Valencia’s essay, entitled “Not an Impeccable Argument.”  Among his most interesting assertions is that the American legal […]

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The Impeccable Affair: Analysis of China’s new twist to the Law of the Sea Convention and its definitions

Commander James Kraska’s article provides an accurate description of the various legal views surrounding the maritime incident between China and the United States involving USNS Impeccable, with a necessary focus on the very fanciful nature of China’s legal argument. The article also underlines this action is but one of a series […]

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