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Description - The Changing Maritime Scene in Asia by Geoffrey Till

Is naval conflict in the Asia-Pacific region becoming more likely? On the face of it, this seems likely; nearly all countries in the region are rapidly modernising their navies and expanding their maritime capabilities at a time of increasingly rancorous disputes over sovereignty. This is especially the case in the East and South China Seas, with their supply of fish and largely untapped resources in oil and gas. Across the region there is a growing recognition of the economic importance of the sea, both for its resources and for the crucial shipping it facilitates. But economic growth goes both ways, developing increasing interdependence between the countries of the region. Expanding trade is subject to serious threats from pirates, drug-smugglers and other forms of maritime crime, and navies and coastguards are coming together to combat them. Which will prevail, the tendency to compete, or the tendency to cooperate? In reviewing the maritime policies of the major countries of the region, this volume aims to answer this question.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781137506313
ISBN-10: 1137506318
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 149
Imprint: Palgrave Pivot
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Till

Sam Bateman, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), Australia Cai Penghong, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, China. Euan Graham, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore Yoji Koda, Japan Defense Academy, Japan C. Raja Mohan, Observer Research Foundation, India Evan N. Resnick, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore Yann-huei Song, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan Hugh White, Australian National University, Australia

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