Bowdoin’s Heurlin: South China Sea Verdict Will Be ‘Difficult to Implement’

Christopher Heurlin

Christopher Heurlin

Assistant Professor of Government and Asian Studies Christopher Heurlin says last week’s International Court of Justice ruling against China regarding its claims in the South China Sea will be difficult to implement.

Heurlin said that while the verdict is legally binding, “There is no mechanism for enforcement.”

Professor Henry Laurence Analyzes Significance of President Obama’s Japan Trip


Henry Laurence

Associate Professor of Government and Asian studies Henry Laurence says concerns over the revival of Japanese nationalism are overplayed, and are unlikely to be a cause for international concern.

He spoke with Bowdoin News about the importance of President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Japan, and what it could mean for relations with China.