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Potential for conflict in the Spratly Islands

dc.contributor.advisorChristoffersen, Gaye
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Lyman
dc.contributor.authorChin, Chin Yoon
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:48:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:48:08Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the potential for conflict in the Spratly Islands and determines whether the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea signed between China and ASEAN on November 4, 2002 together with ASEAN's multilateral confidence-building measures mechanisms are able to prevent or manage this dispute. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei have laid claims on some or all of the islands. Many scholars have argued that the economic and strategic values of the Spratlys Islands underlay competing claims in the Spratlys. In response to this, ASEAN is using Track I and II diplomacies to pursue solutions and confidence-building measures to prevent the dispute from escalating into a conflict in the region. All claimants except Taiwan are signatories. Can this dispute be resolved without Taiwan's participation? This study concludes that this is a multilateral dispute that needs to be solved multilaterally by all the claimants. However, unless all the signatories adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, no guarantee exist that this can prevent claimants from taking unilateral actionsen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceCommander, Royal Malaysian Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/potentialforconf109456221
dc.format.extentxii, 110 p. : 1 col. map ;en_US
dc.identifier.oclc54390617
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/6221
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titlePotential for conflict in the Spratly Islandsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studiesen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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