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Title
The national interest and the Law of the Sea
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: KZA1146.U6 B67 2009 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2009419841
Supplementary Content
bibliographies
Summary
"In this Council Special 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, as well as the history of debates in the United States over whether to join it. He then analyzes the strategic importance of the oceans for U.S. foreign policy today. The report ultimately makes a strong case for the United States to accede to the Convention on the Law of the Sea, contending that doing so would benefit U.S. national security as well as America's economic and environmental interests. Among other things, the report argues, accession to the convention would secure rights for U.S. commercial and naval ships, boost the competitiveness of American firms in activities at sea, and increase U.S. influence in important policy decisions, such as adjudications of national claims to potentially resource-rich sections of the continental shelf" -- foreword, vii.
Authorized Access Point
Borgerson, Scott Gerald. national interest and the Law of the Sea
Authorized Access Point Variant
Council on Foreign Relations. national interest and the Law of the Sea