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Title
Dangerous ground
Type
Text
Subject
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 December 10)
Territorial waters--South China Sea.
Jurisdiction, Territorial.
Security, International--South China Sea.
South China Sea--Strategic aspects.
Spratly Islands--International status.
Spratly Islands--Strategic aspects.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
maps
Classification
LCC: KZA1120.3 D36 2013 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013481321
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
The Spratly Islands warrant better understanding by U.S. policymakers in order to discuss nuanced responses to the region's challenges. To attain that needed understanding, legal aspects of customary and modern laws are explored to analyze the differences between competing maritime and territorial claims and why and how the parties involved stake rival claims or maritime legal rights. Throughout the monograph, the policies of the United States are examined through its conflicted interests in the region. Recommendations for how the United States should engage these issues, a more appropriate task than trying to solve the disputes outright, are then offered.
Table Of Contents
The Spratly Islands region and why it is important. Local economic importance of the Spratly region
Regional security importance of the Spratlys
Importance of the Spratly region to the United States
Legal basis and claims in the Spratly Islands scrum. Customary international laws and claims
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Spratly claims
U.S interests and responses to the issues around the Spratly Islands. U.S. freedom of navigation interests
Conclusion.
Authorized Access Point
Bouchat, Clarence J., Dangerous ground
Authorized Access Point Variant
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, Dangerous ground
Army War College (U.S.). Press, Dangerous ground