Accession Number : ADA457969

Title :   Military Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone: Preventing Uncertainty and Defusing Conflict

Descriptive Note : Journal article

Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Galdorisi, Goerge V. ; Kaufman, Alan G.

PDF Url : ADA457969

Report Date : MAR 2002

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This article examines the issue of military activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone from various perspectives: from the perspective of customary international law versus the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; and from the perspective of coastal nations versus maritime nations. This article suggests that to depend only on the dispute resolution mechanisms of the Law of the Sea Convention is to invite ongoing strife as these mechanisms cannot adequately address military activities in the EEZ. It argues for continued international dialogue as a primary means to resolve these issues and suggests that the maritime nations, especially the United States, focus more intently on developing useful modalities to better establish that the balance of rights in the EEZ encompasses military activities in the EEZs of coastal States.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *INTERNATIONAL LAW, COASTAL REGIONS, GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMICS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE