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Opinio Juris - Dec 17
Opinio Juris
June 17, 2012

In an opinion article titled “Will Compulsory Dispute Settlement Sink the LOS Convention in the Senate?,” Prof Craig H. Allen, Sr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies and Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Resident Fellow at the Coast Guard Academy analyzes some commonly made objections to the Law of the Sea Convention’s compulsory dispute settlement articles. 
 
The International Law of the Sea: A Treaty for Thee; Customary International Law for Me?
Opinio Juris
June 14, 2012

In an opinion article titled “The International Law of the Sea: A Treaty for Thee; Customary International Law for Me?," Prof Craig H. Allen, Sr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies and Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Resident Fellow at the Coast Guard Academy, argues that customary international law is too malleable and unpredictable to protect the national interests of the United States and urges the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Convention. 
 
PMSA v. CARB Vessel Fuel Rule
The Maritime Executive
May 30, 2012

In an opinion article titled “PMSA v. CARB Vessel Fuel Rule,” Prof Craig H. Allen, Sr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies and Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Resident Fellow at the Coast Guard Academy, provides a legal analysis of the ability of individual states to exercise the power of nation-states under international law to impose “conditions of entry” and regulate activities outside the state’s territory. 
 
The Time is Now to Act to Protect US Interests in the Arctic
Fox News
April 19, 2012

In an opinion article titled “The Time is Now to Act to Protect US Interests in the Arctic,” Prof Craig H. Allen, Sr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies and Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Resident Fellow at the Coast Guard Academy, provides highlights from the Academy’s recent academic conference on “Leadership for the Arctic” and argues that Senators from both parties should ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty. 
 
Give the Law of the Sea Convention a fair hearing before deciding
Fox News
March 31, 2012

In an opinion article titled “Give the Law of the Sea Convention a Fair Hearing Before Deciding,” Prof Craig H. Allen, Sr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies and Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy Resident Fellow at the Coast Guard Academy, calls for reasoned and informed debate on the Law of the Sea Treaty and lays out a set of critical questions that should be addressed in congressional hearings. 
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