Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hold a joint press conference after a meeting of foreign ministers from 20 countries in Vancouver on January 16. Photo: Kyodo

Dilemmas of intercepting North Korean ships highlighted by US rethink on freedom of navigation

Mark Valencia says recent negotiations in Vancouver over the interdiction of North Korean vessels show a difficult balance in stopping the trade of materials used in WMDs while respecting sovereign rights to legitimate use of waters

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hold a joint press conference after a meeting of foreign ministers from 20 countries in Vancouver on January 16. Photo: Kyodo
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Mark J. Valencia

Mark J. Valencia

Dr Mark J. Valencia is an internationally known maritime policy analyst, political commentator and consultant focused on Asia. He is the author or editor of some 15 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently he is adjunct senior scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.