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The South China Sea as a 'crisis'

Taylor, Brendan

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This chapter undertakes such a comparative analysis and contends, contrary to much recent commentary on East Asian security, that the South China Sea is the least dangerous among Asia's present crisis points. The South China Sea has been routinely referred to as one of, if not the, most dangerous and flammable crises points in Asia today. Analysts seeking to explain why Beijing might regard the South China Sea as a core interest typically refer to energy security considerations. The chapter,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Brendan
dc.contributor.editorLeszek Buszynski
dc.contributor.editorChristopher B. Roberts
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:25:25Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780415722889
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/21278
dc.description.abstractThis chapter undertakes such a comparative analysis and contends, contrary to much recent commentary on East Asian security, that the South China Sea is the least dangerous among Asia's present crisis points. The South China Sea has been routinely referred to as one of, if not the, most dangerous and flammable crises points in Asia today. Analysts seeking to explain why Beijing might regard the South China Sea as a core interest typically refer to energy security considerations. The chapter, however, in recent years respected commentators such as Cha have referred to the Korean Peninsula as a dangerous crisis point. Applying the first of Swaine's three criteria, there is little questioning that the Korean Peninsula is an area where the core interests of both China and the US are genuinely engaged. There is a voluminous body of scholarship examining a range of strategic crises and their various elements.
dc.publisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofThe South China Sea Maritime Dispute: Political, legal and regional perspectives
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.titleThe South China Sea as a 'crisis'
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4294548xPUB16
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTaylor, Brendan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage173
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage186
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315858029
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:25:13Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationOxford, UK
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84967007042
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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