Over the past two decades international maritime law has evolved from a set of rules designed to avoid naval warfare, by keeping maritime powers apart, toward a new global framework designed to facilitate maritime security cooperation, by bringing naval forces together to collaborate toward achieving common goals. The effects of this change are far-reaching—for the first time, law is a force multiplier for pursuing shared responsibilities in the maritime do-main.
"Grasping “the Influence of Law on Sea Power”,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 62
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol62/iss3/9