Journal of International Affairs

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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, Fall-Winter

An Interview with Gudmundur Eiriksson: A Supplement to the Position Papers by John Norton Moore St William L. Schachte Jr. and Doug Bandow
GUDMUNDUR EIRIKSSON served as a Law of the Sea Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1974 to 1976 and as a Special Consultant at the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1977. He joined the Ministry...
Are High Seas and International Marine Fisheries the Ultimate Sustainable Management Challenge?
Fishing on the high seas was a feature of societies long before large areas of the world's seas were claimed by nation states. The Basques fished for Atlantic cod off Newfoundland; tuna was fished first by the Japanese and later by many other longline,...
Contributing to Ocean Security: Global Environment Facility Support for Integrated Management of Land-Sea Interactions
Interlinked crises of freshwater depletion, food insecurity, pollution loading and ecosystem decline stand in the way of poverty reduction and sustainable development. (1) These crises are exacerbated by changes in climatic regimes and associated disasters...
Don't Resurrect the Law of the Sea Treaty
More than two decades of negotiation culminated in 1982 with the approval of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) by the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The United States was not among the 117 nations (and two other delegations)...
Editors' Foreword
Almost three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water. The oceans are home to the longest mountain ranges, deepest valleys and widest array of living organisms on the planet. Civilization evolves around and depends on the sea as an essential...
Enhancing Maritime Security in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore
The Straits of Malacca and Singapore are the main seaway connecting the Indian Ocean with the South China Sea and together are the shortest route for tankers trading between the Middle East and Far East Asian countries. Consequently, traffic transiting...
Mineral Resources of Stateless Space: Lessons from the Deep Seabed
The International Seabed Authority was established in 1994 by the parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the parties to the associated agreement on the authority's implementation. However, conventions and agreements...
Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Economics, Politics and the Rule of Law in the Nigeria-Sao Tome E Principe Joint Development Zone
There is an axiom in the oil industry that reserves produced must be replaced; otherwise, the continued sale of a company's reserves will result in its eventual liquidation. (1) As a result, companies with upstream operations (i.e., exploration and...
Sea Trade and Security: An Assessment of the Post-9/11 Reaction
In his best selling book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman describes the interconnected global economy enabled by advances in information and communications technology, and other factors that he terms "flatteners." (1) This compelling tale does not,...
Seeking Effectiveness for the Crackdown of Piracy at Sea
Piracy is traditionally regarded as hostis humani generis, the enemy of the human race. Pirates commit acts of murder, robbery, plunder, rape or other villainous deeds at sea, cruelly against humanity. Piracy is punishable wherever encountered. (1)...
The Senate Should Give Immediate Advice and Consent to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Why the Critics Are Wrong
I. INTRODUCTION As national security professionals who have spent much of our lives working on oceans and security issues, we believe that Senate advice and consent to ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention is strongly in the national interest...
The Spaces in Between: Four Cases of Politics beyond the Bounds
PIRATES OF THE MALACCA STRAITS 26 March 2000--A 3,000 gross tonnage Singapore flag general cargo vessel, Asean Energy, at anchor off Bintulu reported being boarded via the hawse pipe by three persons armed with long knives. They broke into the forecastle...
Titanic States? Impacts and Responses to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
"Global warming and sea-level rise are the most serious threats to the Pacific region and the survival of some island states." --Communique of the Twenty-Third South Pacific Forum, 1992 (1) "Sea-level rise and other related consequences of climate...
Understanding Maritime Jurisdictional Disputes: The East China Sea and Beyond
Chasing submarines, putting F-16s on alert: It S the stuff of Hollywood Co d War thrillers, but in a maritime boundary and island sovereignty dispute in the East China Sea, it's all too real. (1) In the last 12 months, tensions between Japan and the...
Who Is Responsible for Marine Debris? the International Politics of Cleaning Our Oceans
The coastal and pelagic oceans are fundamentally important regions of biological productivity, geochemical cycling and human utility. As providers of food, recreation and transportation to the global human community, the seas account for a significant...
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