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The South China Sea Dispute: An Unbalanced Bargaining Game

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Du Tran
09 Feb 2009

The territorial dispute over the South China Sea, also sometimes referred to as the Spratly Islands dispute, was in the late 1980s and during the 1990s often described as a major regional security flashpoint. Although the core issues remain unresolved, economic integration and globalisation has since the beginning of this decade, temporarily deflected relationships between South China Sea claimants away from direct confrontation.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 01:57

An Open Letter Regarding Sovereignty Dispute in the South China Sea

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An open letter to the citizens and governments of the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam regarding the sovereignty dispute in the South China Sea(1)

From the South East Asian Sea Foundation(2) –

The South China Sea is bordered by the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. This Sea is vital to these countries’ economies, transportation and security. In the wider context, the South China Sea is one of the most important maritime routes in the world; it is vital to the economic prosperity of South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and all important trading nations. Therefore, the South China Sea dispute is a concern to us all.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 July 2010 06:59

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