I don’t necessarily agree with that in the sense the court was the major factor here. Obama “Pivot to Asia” started in 2012 to shift 60% of US navy Pacific region and the Philippines sided with the US in 2013 until it soured in 2016 over the drug war. IMO more then likely this was going to happen regardless of the outcome of the court.China only started expanding the size of its little islands after the 9 dash claim lost in the courts. Why is it important for them to have more of these little rocks? They only need a few of them for dominating SCS militarily. There should be ways they can resolve these issues with Phillipines and Indonesia.