Mira Rapp-Hooper - Center for a New American Security
Last quote by Mira Rapp-Hooper
Unlike in the Spratlys, where China has created new artificial territory in the last several years, it has effectively controlled the Paracels since 1974. It claims illegal straight baselines around the Paracels, and the fonop may have been contesting these.feedback
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Mira Rapp-Hooper is associated, including South China Sea, Beijing, and action. Most recently, Mira Rapp-Hooper has been quoted saying: “A reminder in this exercise is that lots of other countries besides the United States have an interest in that international order.” in the article US, Japan, France, UK practice amphibious landings on Guam.
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Quotes by Mira Rapp-Hooper
May 11 2017
A reminder in this exercise is that lots of other countries besides the United States have an interest in that international order.feedback
Jan 23 2017
A blockade - which is what would be required to actually bar access - is an act of war. The Trump administration has begun to draw red lines in Asia that they will almost certainly not be able to uphold, but they may nonetheless be very destabilizing to the relationship with China, invite crises, and convince the rest of the world that the United States is an unreliable partner.feedback
Dec 16 2016
This move, if accurately reported, is highly escalatory, and it is hard to see how Beijing will justify it legally.feedback
Jul 11 2016
The power of international law is primarily reputational and measured in terms of legitimacy. My speculation would be that China has basically calculated that it will take some near-term, rather assertive actions in the South China Sea, and pay short-term reputation costs in exchange for what it believes to be longer-term strategic gains.feedback
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