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Bonnie Glaser
Opinion

Opinion

Bonnie Glaser

Conflict prevention in the South China Sea depends on China abiding by the existing rules of navigation

  • US freedom of navigation operations do not, in and of themselves, raise the risk of a maritime incident
  • From the 1972 ‘Rules of the Road’ to the 2014 bilateral agreement on the rules of behaviour, the protocol exists for peaceful engagement even in disputed waters

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