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...rt’s ruling, which stated that China did not have territorial claims over various disputed islands (New York Times). Another example of the lack of strength of the current international institutions is when it comes to North Korea. The U.N. has been unable to prevent erratic and dangerous behavior, despite its many sanctions and efforts (Hudson 2016). As North Korea gets more dangerous, the chances for conflict will rise significantly. While the previous two examples are small, they do show that the current institutions may not be as strong as most Neo-Liberal Institionalists would want. However, despite these shortcomings, most scholars would agree that the current institutions have facilitated enough cooperation and are strong enough that China can continue to rise in a peaceful manner, so long that they can maintain the current level of cooperation.
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