Centre for International Law

Commentaries

2017

KUOK, LYNN. “PROGRESS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA?”
Published in: Foreign Affairs | 21 July 2017
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2017

KOH, Tommy. “Small Countries Must Be Self-Reliant”
Published in: The Straits Times | 4 July 2017
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KUOK, LYNN. “Trump administration’s operation in South China Sea: Better late than never”
Published in: The Straits Times | 8 June 2017
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KUOK, LYNN. “When china’s behavior betrays its words”
Published in: The Wall Street Journal | 2 June 2017
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Unauthorised Manoeuvres in Waters: US Chides M’sia Restrictions – A Rejoinder to B.A. Hamzah –
Published in: RSIS | 12 May 2017
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KOH, Tommy. “Singapore’s friendship with China”
Published in: The Straits Times | 2 May 2017
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THOMAS, J.C. QC. “An American Gift to International Law”
Published in: The Straits Times | 11 March 2017
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2016

BECKMAN, Robert C. “South China Sea: Tribunal ruling will affect many other states’ claims”
Published in: The Straits Times | 31 August 2016
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Tribunal ruling a game changer”
Published in: The Straits Times | 14 July 2016
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Can arbitration resolve the Sino-Philippines disputes? – A Reply”
Published in: Lianhe Zaobao | 8 April 2016
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “A reply to China’s stance on non-participation in South China Sea arbitration” Response to Commentary by Chen Xiaodong
Published in: The Straits Times | 8 March 2016
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Commentary by Chen Xiaodong
“China’s non-participation lawful”
Published in: The Straits Times | 5 March 2016

DAVENPORT, Tara. “Why the South China Sea Arbitration Case Matters (Even if China Ignores It)”
Published in: The Diplomat | 8 July 2016
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DAVENPORT, Tara. “Why China Shouldn’t Denounce UNCLOS”
Published in: The Diplomat | 24 March 2016
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EWING-CHOW, Michael and VILARASAU SLADE, Melanie. “Policy Brief – Food Security and Trade: Can ASEAN Show the WTO a Way Forward?”
Published on: ASEAN Economic Community Blog | 21 April 2016
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JAYAKUMAR, S and KOH, Tommy. “Sovereignty, jurisdiction and international law”
Published in: The Straits Times | 25 June 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Guide to a confusing world”
Published in: The Straits Times | 18 February 2017
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KOH, Tommy. “2017: Three great expectations”
Published in: The Straits Times | 3 January 2017
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KOH, Tommy. “Is Singapore the new sick man of Asia?”
Published in: The Straits Times | 24 December 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Memo from an old friend of the US”
Published in: The Straits Times | 12 November 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “China’s perception of Singapore: 4 areas of misunderstanding”
Published in: The Straits Times | 21 October 2016
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Chinese version published in Zaobao newspaper on 21 October 2016.

KOH, Tommy. “Small and successful”
Published in: The Straits Times | 15 October 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “The Obama presidency: An assessment”
Published in: The Straits Times | 17 September 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “The misunderstood Asian who helms the UN”
Published in: The Straits Times | 27 August 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Dinner at the White House”
Published in: The Straits Times | 30 July 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “The great powers and the rule of law”
Published in: The Straits Times | 22 July 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Solving Asia’s water woes by 2030”
Published in: The Straits Times | 9 July 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Why I think the EU will survive”
Published in: The Straits Times | 29 June 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Peace at Sea”
Published in: The Straits Times | 3 June 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Taking stock of US-Asean ties on eve of Sunnylands Summit”
Published in: The Straits Times | 13 February 2016
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KOH, Tommy. “Three miracles from 2015”
Published in: The Straits Times | 12 January 2016
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KUOK, Lynn. “Taiwan Must Tread Carefully on South China Sea Ruling”
Published in: The Wall Street Journal | 25 July 2016
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KUOK, Lynn. “Beijing’s Defiance in the South China Sea”
Published in: The Wall Street Journal | 10 July 2016
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OEGROSENO, Arif Havas. “The Arbitral Tribunal’s Decision on the South China Sea”
Published in: Kompas | 4 July 2016
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OEGROSENO, Arif Havas. “The South China Sea Tests”
Published in: cogitASIA | 3 March 2016
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PHAN, Hao Duy. “The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case”
Published in: The Diplomat | 29 September 2016
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PHAN, Hao Duy. “Why a ruling that cannot be enforced still matters”
Published in: The Straits Times | 16 July 2016
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PHAN, Hao Duy. “A ruling on South China Sea dispute is no cause for gloom”
Published in: The Straits Times | 30 January 2016
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2015

BECKMAN, Robert C. “China and ‘might makes right’ at sea”
Published in: The Straits Times | 20 May 2015
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BERNARD, Leonardo. “Historic Fishing Rights and the Nine-Dash Line (A Response to PacNet #88)”
Published in: CSIS PacNet #3 | 07 January 2015
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EWING-CHOW, Michael, “WTO – Reports of Death Greatly Exaggerated – Towards Another 20 Years”
Published in: RSIS (Issue 16, July 2015)
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JAYAKUMAR, S. and KOH, Tommy. “The Haze, International Law and Global Cooperation”
Published in: The Straits Times | 6 October 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “India’s trysts with destiny”
Published in: The Straits Times | 23 November 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “The Straits of Malacca and Singapore: The Rule of Law and Global Cooperation”
Published in: Fox & Hedgehog | 3 November 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “China on my mind”
Published in: The Straits Times | 7 November 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”
Published in: The Straits Times | 4 August 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “International law and refugees”
Published in: The Straits Times | 7 July 2015
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KOH, Tommy. “The Asian way to settle disputes”
Published in: The Straits Times | 10 June 2015
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LYONS, Youna and WONG, Hiu Fung. “South China Sea: Turning Reefs into Artificial Islands?”
Published in: RSIS Commentary | 30 April 2015
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2014

BECKMAN, Robert C. “Large-Scale Reclamation Projects in the South China Sea: China and International Law”
Published in: RSIS Commentary | 29 October 2014
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Also reprinted in Eurasia Review
“Large-Scale Reclamation Projects In South China Sea: China And International Law – Analysis”
Published in: Eurasia Review | 30 October 2014
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Also published under the title
“China’s reclamation work in S. China Sea raises issues”
Publish in: The Straits Times | 31 October 2014
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “South China Sea: US and China’s different views”
A Rejoinder to Commentary by Mark J Valencia

Published in: The Straits Times | 26 September 2014
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Also published inexpanded version for electronic edition
“South China Sea conundrum: US and China’s differing views”
Published in: The Straits Times | 26 September 2014
Commentary by Mark J Valencia
“Separating fact from fiction in South China Sea conundrum”
Published in: The Straits Times | 19 September 2014


BECKMAN, Robert C and SCHOFIELD, Clive H. “The South China Sea Disputes: Formula for a Paradigm Shift?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries (No. 035/2014) | 19 February 2014
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A response by Raul (Pete) Pedrozo
A rejoinder by Robert C Beckman and Clive H Schofield
(Also published under the title “Proposal provides platform for discussion”, The Straits Times, 7 March 2014.Click here to download)


BECKMAN, Robert C and SCHOFIELD, Clive H. “Mapping way out of South China Sea rows”

Published in: The Straits Times (Page A22) | 18 February 2014
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CHESTERMAN, Simon. “Crimean War 2.0: Ukraine and International Law”

Published in: The Straits Times | 15 March 2014
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EWING-CHOW, Michael and LOSARI, Junianto James. “Indonesia should not withdraw from the ICSID”

Published in: The Jakarta Post | 24 April 2014
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Amcham Indonesia quotes with approval Prof. Michael Ewing-Chow and Junianto James Losari’s article: “What Gives with Indonesia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties?” [Download in PDF format]


EWING-CHOW, Michael and LOSARI, Junianto James. “Indonesia is letting its bilateral treaties lapse so as to renegotiate better ones”

Published in: Financial Times (Letter to Editor) | 15 April 2014
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KOH, Tommy. “Making sense of the relevant laws”

Published in: The Straits Times (Page A32) | 7 March 2014
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OEGROSENO, Arif Havas. “Indonesia, South China Sea and the 11/10/9-dashed lines”

Published in: The Jakarta Post | 9 April 2014
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OEGROSENO, Arif Havas. “Revamping bilateral treaties”

Published in: The Jakarta Post | 7 July 2014
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TAN, Alan. “Jetstar’s arrival puts airline control rules in the spotlight”

Published in: South China Morning Post, Insight | 22 April 2014
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2013


BECKMAN, Robert C. “The South China Sea: the evolving dispute between China and her maritime neighbours”

Published in: Geomatics World (March|April 2013 – Issue No 3: Volume 21)
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EWING-CHOW, Michael. “Integrating the Old and the New Trade Architectures: WTO and ASEAN”

Published in: Governance of East Asian Regional Economic Architectures (RSIS Nov 2013)
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KOH, Tommy. “Farewell 2013, Welcome 2014”

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KOH, Tommy. “The last frontier on Earth”

Published in: The Straits Times | 24 August 2013
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KOH, Tommy. “China and India: Chini Hindi bhai bhai?”

Published in: The Straits Times | 15 June 2013
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KOH, Tommy and EWING-CHOW, Michael. “The Haze and the Law”

Published in: The Straits Times | 27 June 2013
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Also published under the title “The Transboundary Haze and the International Law”.
Published in: The Jakarta Post | 27 June 2013
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TAN, Alan Khee Jin. “Clear take-off on Asean Open Skies”

Published in: The Straits Times | 5 April 2013
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2012


BECKMAN, Robert C. “Increased Tension and Risk of Potential Conflict in the South China Sea”

Published in: CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2013
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “The South China Sea disputes: How States can clarify their maritime claims”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 31 July 2012
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A slightly edited version of the RSIS commentary was published by the Straits Times on 8 August 2012.
Published in: The Straits Times | 8 August 2012
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A slightly edited version of the RSIS commentary was published by The Nation on 14 August 2012.
Published in: The Straits Times | 14 August 2012
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Scarborough Shoal: Flashpoint for Confrontation or Opportunity for Cooperation?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 24 April 2012
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “The China – Philippines Dispute in the South China Sea: Does Beijing have a Legitimate Claim?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 7 March 2012
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A slightly edited version of the RSIS commentary was published by the Straits Times together with a map on 8 March 2012.
Published in: The Straits Times | 8 March 2012
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Another slightly edited version of this commentary was published on the East Asia Forum on 28 March 2012.
Published on: East Asia Forum | 28 March 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “Who will lead Asia”

Published in: The Straits Times | 29 September 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “Asean up to tackling sixth challenge”

Published in: The Straits Times | 1 September 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “The oceans, the law and the future of the world”

Published in: The Straits Times | 28 July 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “Is ASEAN becoming a big-power battleground?-No: Interdependence key to China-US relationship”

Published in: The Straits Times | 24 July 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “Will SE Asia become a battleground?”

Published in: Global Times | 22 July 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “ASEAN nations want rich, peaceful, cosmopolitan China”

Published in: Global Times | 2 July 2012
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KOH, Tommy. “Green Thoughts Inspired by the Stockholm and Rio Conventions”

Published in: The Straits Times | 16 June 2012
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JAYAKUMAR, S. “Managing disputes in South China Sea”

Published in: The Straits Times | 5 November 2012
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LYONS, Youna. “South China Sea Disputes: Can Satellite Imagery Help?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 1 October 2012
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LYONS, Youna & DAVENPORT, Tara. “South China Sea: Limits to commercial fishing by claimants”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 3 July 2012
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2011


KOH, Tommy. “Mapping out rival claims to the South China Sea”

Published in: The Straits Times | 13 September 2011
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “By the book”

Published in: South China Morning Post | 23 June 2011
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JAYAKUMAR, S. “Consider Joint Development in Disputed Seas”

Published in: The Straits Times | 18 June 2011
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Islands or Rocks? Evolving Dispute in South China Sea”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 10 May 2011
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2010


BECKMAN, Robert C. “South China Sea: How China Could Clarify its Claims”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 16 September 2010
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “South China Sea: Worsening Dispute or Growing Clarity in Claims?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries | 16 August 2010
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BECKMAN, Robert C. “Whaling dispute at the crossroads”

Published in: The Straits Times | 2 June 2010
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KOH, Tommy. and BECKMAN, Robert C. “Oceans awash in a sea of trouble”

Published in: The Straits Times | 8 June 2010
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KOH, Tommy. “Three Powerful Global Ideas”

Published in: CAG Research | May 2010
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KOH, Tommy. “Role for law in a world ruled by power”

Published in: The Straits Times | 26 May 2010
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