Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 
xxv, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Routledge security in Asia Pacific series ; 28.
Formatted Contents Note
The origins and development of the South China Sea maritime dispute / Leszek Buszynski Adrift on complex waters : geographical, geopolitical and legal dimensions to the South China Sea disputes / Clive Schofield The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its relevance to maritime disputes in the South China Sea / Donald R. Rothwell China's South China Sea policy : evolution, claims and challenge / Jian Zhang Vietnam's evolving claims / Do Thanh Hai The 2012 Scarborough Shoal stand-off : from stalemate to escalation of the South China Sea dispute? / Renato Cruz De Castro ASEAN : the challenge of unity in diversity / Christopher B. Roberts The US rebalance to Asia and the South China Sea disputes / Ralf Emmers Australia's interests in the South China Sea / Michael Wesley The South China Sea as a "crisis" / Brendan Taylor The South China Sea : stabilization and resolution / Leszek Buszynski and Christopher B. Roberts.
"The South China Sea, a major strategic waterway for trade to Japan and Korea, has been the focus of a maritime dispute for six decades, with competing claims from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei. Recently China has become more assertive in pressing its claims - harassing Vietnamese and Philippine fishing boats, publicising its claims more prominently, and threatening to board ships around the islands claimed by China. All of this is unsettling, with the United States supporting the Philippines, and developing security ties with Vietnam. This book examines the conflict potential of the current dispute, discusses the views of the main claimants and the United States, and assesses the prospects for resolution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KZA1692 .S684 2015
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