EASSC Publications

Date of this Version

8-1-2012

Document Type

Conference Paper

Abstract

This paper identifies important policy changes of the current US administration regarding its traditional neutrality over the South China Sea territorial conflict. A new proactive American foreign policy and military strategy has seemed to be effectively taking shape for this area during the last two years, which in turn have led the Philippines and Vietnam to search for new room of maneuver vis-à-vis their own maritime disputes against the PRC. Analysis of relevant events and major decision-making pronouncements test the extent of Washington’s future involvement in this maritime region amid a commitment for stability in the area already expressed both by China and its relevant maritime neighbors.

摘要

美国政府传统上对南海领土争端问题保持中立。本文则指出了当前美国政府在这个问题上的重要政策变化。在过去两年中,针对这一地区,美国政府似乎有效的制订了全新的、积极的外交政策和军事战略。这使得菲律宾和越南在与中国的海洋领土争端中,开始寻找新的动作空间。中国和其相关海上邻国均已表示,将致力于维护本地区的稳定。对相关事件和已宣布重要的决策进行分析,将检验美国未来会在何种程度上参与这一地区的事务。

Journal, Book or Conference Title

East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

Publication Details

Author Information: Ulises Granados (MA Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, PhD History, The University of Tokyo) was Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and currently Associate Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology ITAM. As specialist in East Asian maritime history and security, he is author of Co-existence and Discord: Analysis of the South China Sea Territorial Conflict, 1902-1952 (Kyoto: Shoraisha, 2010, in Japanese), as well as contributor to journals, including International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Pacific Review, The China Review and East Asian History.

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