U.S. Navy/Reuters - A U.S. Navy crewman views a Chinese construction on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea

Opinion | Southeast Asia View

U.S. South China Sea policy after the ruling: Opportunities and challenges

July 22, 2016, Prashanth Parameswaran

In spite of the legal complexities of the South China Sea ruling, the verdict was widely seen as a victory of "right" over "might" and a boost for the rules-based international order that the United States has been championing. In reality, the ruling could also pose profound challenges for the future of U.S. South China Sea policy under the Obama administration and beyond.

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