The UNCLOS and the US-China Hegemonic Competition over the South China Sea

Author:Kamrul Hossain
Position::Senior Researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law in the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland

The South China Sea is a semi-enclosed sea with a complex set of territorial claims by a number of Southeast Asian nations and China being the dominant claimant country. The United States is not a party to such claims. However, the US has great concerns pertaining to peace and stability of the region as far as freedom of navigation in the SCS is concerned, which has significant repercussions for... (see full summary)

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