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Orville Schell, Arthur Ross director of the Center on US-China Relations in Asia Society, warned that the arbitral ruling now looked destined to radically alter China's interaction not only with its Asian neighbors but with the United States as well, because the ruling 'so undermines China's claims in the South China Sea region Beijing finds itself at a critical juncture: It can either adjust course and seek accommodation with various claimants in these maritime disputes that have put it at odds with not only the Philippines, but with Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and now even Indonesia, or it can double down and become more obdurate.'
Rarely did United produce a captivating performance under Van Gaal, who turned them into obdurate opponents with an over-reliance on possess ion and little in the way of entertainment.
Rarely did United produce a captivating display under van Gaal, who turned them into obdurate opponents with an over-reliance on possession and little entertainment.
Stating this in its latest "Panama Papers" expose, The Indian Express on Thursday reported that 10 members had entered into a pact to form P-Vision Sports to bid for IPL Pune franchise, in which 15 percent was earmarked for the offshore firm, Obdurate Ltd in British Virgin Islands.
We believe in meaningful political dialogue for an honorable solution to the Kashmir dispute, but India is responding with military might and is pursuing an unprincipled, unrealistic, insincere and obdurate policy on Kashmir, he added.
I think it is obvious to any impartial observer that Redcar Councils, wilful, obdurate, intransigence, has been the main stumbling block.
The latest tragedy has reopened the gun debate but nothing will change in the land of the criminally obdurate. Right wing commentators say banning them would be "insane and childish." Since two schoolboys shot and killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, there have been 33 mass shootings in the US with a death toll of 272.
The documents reveal that the then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz had briefed the cabinet that government's efforts to resolve the issue through dialogue had failed over sheer obdurate behaviour of Lal Masjid activists.
Unfortunately, an obdurate stand by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government, if it decides to safeguard President Asif Ali Zardari by retaining the immunity reference, could result in a fresh clash between the executive and the judiciary.
England never really looked like restoring their advantage, instead relying on the obdurate defensive traits that have so far characterised Roy Hodgson's previous two friendlies in charge.
Vicente Del Bosque's team were just one goal away from being dumped out at the group stages for most of the game against an obdurate Croatia, but eventually made the breakthrough three minutes from time thanks to Jesus Navas.
Broad said they had aimed to take seven wickets on the first day, and praised Chanderpaul's obdurate innings.