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Promoting a rules-based order

In light of Chinese actions in the South China Sea, the NSC’s Marina Tsirbas and Leszek Buszynski make the case for enforcing international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Leszek Buszynski

China’s militarisation of its claims in the South China Sea are an attempt to force ASEAN claimants into negotiating a resolution on Chinese terms and not according to international law, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and intra-ASEAN negotiation. Professor Leszek Buszynski writes in Austrtalian Outlook.




Marina Tsirbas

UNCLOS and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are both institutions that shape a rules-based global order. When it comes to the South China Sea, supporting such an order requires tough decisions by Australia, argues Marina Tsirbas in Policy Forum.





Updated:  25 January 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College