Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

South China Sea: the US is putting the military cart before the diplomatic horse

  • Freedom of navigation operations are not necessary to bolster the US’ legal position. Diplomacy is the usual response of other nations, and it is far more consistent with the UN Charter
  • Washington rails against Chinese ‘bullying’. But some would say that is exactly what the US is doing

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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