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