REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a conference in Davao City

Opinion | Southeast Asia View

The day after: Enforcing The Hague verdict in the South China Sea

July 25, 2016, Richard Javad Heydarian

The U.N. arbitral tribunal's decision was an unequivocal rebuke of China’s expansive maritime claims and increasingly assertive posturing in adjacent waters. But, as Richard Heydarian argues, despite the Philippines' landmark victory, what is at stake is no less than the future of the regional security architecture.

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