The Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled in favour of the Philippines in its dispute with China over the South China Sea. It’s a historic ruling and one that will be a game-changer in one of the region’s flashpoints.
In this Policy Forum Pod extra, two experts discuss the ruling, what it means for China and the region, and what comes next for the Philippines.
In conversation with Policy Forum Editor Martyn Pearce are:
– Professor Don Rothwell, an international law expert from the Australian National University College of Law
– Dr John Blaxland, a Senior Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the ANU Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
Read more from Don Rothwell on the South China Sea verdict here.