With recent years of difficult foreign relations, there is much discourse in the United States as to how the country might better wield influence and renew its global leadership. Many point to more consistent leadership on rule of law matters and real engagement with international accords. The U.S. Senate, writes D.C. attorney Richard Blaustein, should vote for the U.S. acceding to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to capitalize on a global legal agreement where American consensus exists.
Commentary: Time to Accede to the Law of the Sea Treaty, at Last
The National Law Journal
April 21, 2008