Asia's Cauldron

Asia's Cauldron

The South China Sea and the End of A Stable Pacific

Book - 2014
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"An examination of the future role of the South China sea in international relations and a tour of the the nations surrounding the South China Sea and their interests in the region. In exploring each of these countries individually, Kaplan clearly shows where the conflicts may arise and why they will be challenging for the international community"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, c2014
ISBN: 9780812994322
Branch Call Number: 327.59 KAP
Characteristics: xxi, 225 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

U.S. presence is needed for a free maritime climate in the South China Sea.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

The fact is that East Asia is all about trade and business.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

Soft power is only relevant after you have developed hard power.

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Dec 05, 2015

A relatively short journalistic type of book. Most of the chapters focus on one particular country that has a claim to part of the South East Asian sea, and especially how that claim conflicts with Chinese power grabbing and aggression in the region.

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SEBoiko
Nov 25, 2014

It is not only location and energy reserves that promise to give the South China Sea critical geostrategic importance, it is the territorial disputes surrounding these waters,...

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Nov 25, 2014

The complexity of the issues mitigates against an overall solution, so China simply waits until it becomes stronger.

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