A week from today, a panel of five maritime law experts are supposed to release their final decision in a case involving the South China Sea spat.
We've been talking a lot here about the South China Sea - a whole lot, in fact, and with good reason.
The South China Sea is perhaps the biggest "hot spot" on the planet. And, in many ways, it's also the most troublesome, because the dispute over this vast region could end up with the world's biggest superpowers (the United States and China) squaring off in a military action.
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