6 June 2007
The De-escalation of the Spratly Dispute in Sino-Southeast Asian Relations
This paper discusses the conflict over the Spratly Islands in Southeast Asia. The author argues that the conflict has shown signs of de-escalation and seeks to explain this development. The paper concludes that regional developments such as the lessening of the perception of China as a threat has contributed to the amelioration of diplomatic relations between the states involved in the conflict.
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