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The South China Sea Conflict

The territorial dispute around various islands in the Pacific Ocean doesn't make much headlines. But its potential for disrupting the international balance of power is enormous. Fully seven nations including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia assert rights under international law. But what's more, the USA, as guarantor of the Freedom of Navigation principle, might sooner or later feel compelled to step in, thus putting China on the spot. Get up to speed with these summaries!

Summaries

9 Book

Crashback

The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific
Michael Fabey
Scribner, 2017
6 Book

Great Powers, Grand Strategies

The New Game in the South China Sea
Anders Corr
Naval Institute, 2018
8 Article

Course Correction

How to Stop China's Maritime Advance
Ely Ratner
CFR, 2017
8 Book

The South China Sea

The Struggle for Power in Asia
Bill Hayton
Yale UP, 2014
8 Book
Ken Blanchard et al.
Berrett-Koehler, 2000

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