Diplomat July 11, 2016 View on Publisher Site HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. Graham Allison Douglas Dillon Professor of Government Abstract n ignoring an upcoming verdict on the South China Sea, Beijing is following well-established precedent by great powers. Citation Allison, Graham. "Of Course China, Like All Great Powers, Will Ignore an International Legal Verdict." Diplomat. July 11, 2016.