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Dispute Resolution in the South China Sea

By Mohd Nizam Basiron

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

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    978-0-415-66564-3
    October 31st 2015
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Description

The South China Sea is potentially one of the most dangerous international flashpoints in Asia, its territorial waters and numerous small uninhabited islands and reefs the subject of competing claims by the different littoral powers. Moreover, these conflicts have from time to time led to clashes between ships and to bloodshed and deaths. In addition, the South China Sea is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, crucial for the economies of China, Japan and Korea, and a very large fishery, on which many people depend for their livelihood and food. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the latent conflicts in the South China Sea and the measures being taken to resolve them. It outlines the importance of the South China Sea, and considers the interests of the different littoral powers, and also the interests of external powers, notably the United States. It assesses the effectiveness of the various dispute resolution initiatives to date, and concludes by discussing likely future developments.

Contents

1. Significance of the South China Sea 2. The Dispute 3. China’s Role and Interests 4. Role and Interests of External Powers 5. Past and Ongoing Dispute Resolution Initiatives 6. Prognosis 7. Conclusions

Author Bio

Mohd Nizam Basiron is a Research Fellow and Head of the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Name: Dispute Resolution in the South China Sea (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Mohd Nizam Basiron. The South China Sea is potentially one of the most dangerous international flashpoints in Asia, its territorial waters and numerous small uninhabited islands and reefs the subject of competing claims by the different littoral powers. Moreover, these...
Categories: Chinese Studies, Chinese History, International Law - Law, Shipping & Maritime Law, Asian Studies, Asian Politics, International Security, Sea Power