All posts by Steven Geoffrey Keating

Acting Senior Associate General Counsel, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and US Intelligence Community National Security Law Fellow, Georgetown University, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy 2016-2017.
Earth at Night

Rock or Island: It Was an UNCLOS Call

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) provides legal value in presenting historical and existing facts to judicial bodies in their efforts to achieve the peaceful use of the seas, consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The 2016 South China Sea Arbitration highlighted the value of GEOINT and demonstrates how GEOINT will be important in promoting a rules-based order in the maritime domain.


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