Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: Implications for Regional Security

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Sam Bateman, Joshua Ho, Walter Samuel Grono Bateman
Routledge, 2012 - History - 320 pages
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Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses contributions by 17 experts to build a comprehensive survey of the maritime issues affecting Asia. It discusses the issues overall, goes on to examine the issues from the perspective of each of 14 key countries, and concludes by assessing the prospects for resolving common problems in order to preserve good order at sea.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Overview of maritime challenges in Asia
19
Maritime challenges and priorities in Southeast Asia
59
Maritime challenges and priorities in Northeast Asia
179
Maritime challenges and priorities for the rest of the IndoPacific
231
identifying common maritime challenges and priorities
302
Index
312
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About the author (2012)

Joshua Ho is Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sam Bateman is Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

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