Conflict and Cooperation in the South China Sea
Despite its victory over China in a dispute over the Scarborough Shoal, the Philippines has trodden carefully. Its soft-line approach has opened the door to a possible joint deal with its powerful rival over fishing rights in the disputed waters.
Countries with competing claims in the South China Sea are still adjusting to a landmark ruling on maritime boundaries in the region. The Permanent Court of Arbitration announced its decision July 12 to invalidate China's broad claims under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), ruling in...
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