Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe
Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

Though now little more than scrap of paper, South China Sea ruling has gone down in history

Governments of the future can always refer to the fact China was found in violation of its UN commitments

Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe
Construction on Chinese-held Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, June 19, in a photo released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Photo: CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.