Conflict and diplomacy in the South China sea the view from washington

Sheldon W. Simon

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Disputes over sovereignty and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea (SCS) involve both the claimants and major maritime powers. Two starkly different approaches to the SCS conflict are discussed: (1) diplomacy among the claimants either bilaterally or multilaterally; (2) if diplomacy fails, the claimants are building their militaries to assert their rights through force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-1018
Number of pages24
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Code of Conduct
  • Maritime security
  • SCS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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