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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 3: U.S. Options for Copenhagen

Speakers: Michael A. Levi, Frank E. Loy, and Daniel M. Price
Presider: Juliet Eilperin

Watch experts outline some of the options the United States negotiating team could pursue during climate change talks at Copenhagen.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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Council Special Report No. 46

The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Author: Scott G. Borgerson

Seaborne commerce remains the linchpin of the global economy. And beyond trade, a host of other issues, ranging from climate change and energy to defense and piracy, ensure that the oceans will hold considerable strategic interest well into the future. In this report, Scott G. Borgerson explores an important element of the maritime policy regime: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He examines the international negotiations that led to the convention, the history of debates in the United States over whether to join it, and the strategic importance of the oceans for U.S. foreign policy today.

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