February 6, 2020

One of the more peculiar and lesser-known controversies to originate from World War II involves two key players of the war. In 1945, the Soviet Union joined the Allied Powers in the final confrontations against Imperial Japan in the Pacific. The Soviet Union annexed th...

December 13, 2019

On December 2015, Panama in accordance with Article 287 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), invoked a case against Italy in relation to “the arrest and detention by Italy of M/V Norstar,” an oil tanker that flew its flag.

 The Mururoa Atoll.  Photo Credit: NASA

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It is for the people to determine the destiny of the territory and not the territory the destiny of the people.(Western Sahara Case)This statement succinctly captures the question of territorial vulnerability b...

 On April 5th, 2017 a heterogeneous group of exponents from the civil society, including NGOs and ordinary Korean citizens, filed a lawsuit against the South Korean and the Chinese governments, seeking relief for 3000000 KRW for the mental distress allegedly caused to...

February 13, 2018

Abstract: Did the UK act illegally in splitting off the Chagos Islands from Mauritius prior to its independence in 1968? On 22 June 2017 Mauritius successfully petitioned the UN to ask the International Court of Justice to consider this question, against the UK’s wishe...

The increasing number of drone strikes has brought targeted killings of supposed terrorists into a spotlight of debate on extrajudicial executions violating the right to life. And while the human rights issue is rightfully the center of attention, drone strikes have al...

Photo: Putin and Abe during the meeting in Sochi, May 2016 (Source: Sputnik News)

World War II has not only left a huge impact on modern international relations but also a number of unresolved issues. It has been 71 years since its end and yet, there are two countries w...

April 19, 2016

Welcome to JTMS Blog, The blog of Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies' new website.

The contents herein do not necessarily reflect the views of Yonsei or Northeast Asian History Foundation.  Rather, this forum is intended to discuss topics related to recent terr...

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