The Law of the Sea Treaty covers a variety of ocean-usage issues such as transit, mining, research, pollution, resource management and sets out guidelines for nations. It is the result of the third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1982. It was signed on December 10, 1982 and entered into force on November 16, 1994. The United States has signed the treaty though it has not been ratified by the Senate.
The Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northeast Atlantic Fisheries was signed on November 18, 1980 and entered into force on March 17, 1982.
The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, also referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act, was enacted on October 23, 1972.
Our Nation and the Sea: A Plan for National Action is a report published by the Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources in January 1969, also known as the Stratton Commission report.
President Harry Truman made this proclamation on September 28, 1945 regarding jurisdiction over resources of the outer continental shelf. It was later made into law as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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