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Security, Strategy, and Military Dynamics in South China Sea: Cross-National Perspectives

Gordon Houlden, Scott N Romaniuk, and Nong Hong


This book provides fresh perspectives on geopolitical concerns in the South China Sea (SCS). It considers the interests and security strategies of each of the nations with a claim to ownership and jurisdiction in the Sea. The SCS disputes are multidimensional and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is selectively involved in some aspects of these dimensions. The book addresses the major pillars of conflict and geostrategic interest in the SCS, beginning with territorial sovereignty disputes among claimant parties over various land features in the South China Sea. It also covers ... More

Keywords: geopolitical concerns, South China Sea, natural resources, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, maritime rights, political tensions, regional security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529213454
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Houlden, editor
University of Alberta

Scott N Romaniuk, editor
University of Alberta

Nong Hong, editor
Institute for China-America Studies

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Part I Claimants of the Contested South China Sea

5 Vietnam and the East Sea in Its Strategic Thinking

Đỗ Thanh Hải and Nguyễn Thị Linh

Part II Non-Claimants in Southeast Asia

Part III Quadrilateral Security Dialogue States

Part IV Non-Claimants in Europe and Eurasia

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