Vietnam and the South China Sea

Vietnam and the South China Sea : Politics, Security and Legality

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Studies of the escalating tensions and competing claims in the South China Sea overwhelmingly focus on China and its increasingly assertive approach, while the position of the other claimants is overlooked. This book focuses on the attitude of Vietnam towards the South China Sea dispute. It examines the position from a historical perspective, shows how Vietnam's position is affected by its wish to maintain good relations with China on a range of issues, and outlines how Vietnam has occasionally made overtures to both the United States and Japan in order to bolster its position, and considered the possibility, so far resisted, of taking China to formal arbitration under the auspices of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The book concludes by assessing the future prospects for Vietnam's position in the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 18 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white halftones, 10 black & white line drawings
  • 1138929972
  • 9781138929975
  • 1,790,058

About Do Thanh Hai

Do Thanh Hai is a senior fellow at the Institute for East Sea Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. He has a PhD from the Australian National University where he was as a Prime Minister's Australian Asia Endeavour more

Table of contents

Introduction * Under the Shadow of the Dragon * Vietnam's claims in the South China Sea * Befriending with the Dragon, 1986-1995 * ASEANizing the South China Sea issue, 1995-2002 * Shaping Regional Balance of Influence, 2003-2007 * Riding on Nationalism, 2007-2009 * Internationalising the South China Sea issue, 2009-2011 * Navigating Big Power Politics, 2011-2015 Conclusionshow more