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Why America Should Care About the Law of the Sea Treaty
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is once again considering the international treaty known as the Law of the Sea Convention, and the stakes are high. Winning the ratification battle would begin to breach the walls of “Fortress America” — that fear-driven construct that deprives the United States of the benefits of international law and institutions, while falsely claiming that our sovereignty is at risk if we engage globally. Joining the treaty would be an important step in tearing down this wall and putting the U.S. back on track towards responsible global leadership.

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