Humankind attempts to create order, regulate access to resources, and manage crises and conflict in this delicate organism called the international community.

Humankind attempts to create order, regulate access to resources, and manage crises and conflict in this delicate organism called the international community. Beyond the ocean shoreline’s immediate 12 miles, a country has economic sovereignty over another 200 miles of ocean for its exclusive exploration and exploitation. This makes even the tiniest islands economically important–while being a potential source of conflict.