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Making Waves: Recent Developments of the South China Sea Disputes

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dc.contributor.author Wei, Chunjuan Nancy
dc.contributor.author Falzerano, John
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-23T18:33:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-23T18:33:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-24
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1813
dc.description.abstract The rocks of the South China Sea (SCS) are where state sovereignty and geopolitics converge. As observed by many, sovereignty disputes in the SCS entail more than simply who owns what particular geologic and geographic features. They involve shifting rights, shipping lanes, oil and natural gas reserves, the maritime environment, and security. These contested maritime zones have led to significant tensions in the region and raise great concerns for nations using the shipping lanes for international trade. These quarrels are also linked to rising nationalism in every claimant nation. At dispute are both ownership of land features and what rules to apply in resolving the disputes, since rules determine results. Continued tensions have restrained policies among the nations involved, making interactions difficult at times. To further complicate matters, nations have started to reclaim land to expand their control at the expense of others. To more vividly demonstrate how dynamic the “status quo” in the SCS is, this paper surveys the latest developments in the region; analyzes different attitudes and responses of various capitals to actions in the SCS in recent years. Competing interests are investigated to gauge each claimant’s strategies. The complexity of the overlapping claims involved calls for dialogue toward a peaceful diplomatic solution. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Disputes en_US
dc.subject South China Sea en_US
dc.subject State sovereignty en_US
dc.title Making Waves: Recent Developments of the South China Sea Disputes en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.institute.department College of Public and International Affairs en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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