Year of Graduation
Maritime Security and Cooperation in Current Sino-American Relations in East Asia
International Relations: European and Asian Studies
Maritime security as well as security by itself is a crucial factor and condition for stable and sustained growth of countries. Since Southeast Asian states have been developing in high gear and they are supposed to continue moving in this trend, stability and security are key factors for them. There are several security threats. First of such are disputes between countries leading to dissociation and unsteadiness, which can prevent countries from development and even turn them to degradation. Second aspect relates to piracy and terrorism. Nonetheless, even if the anti-terrorism efforts are very complicated, they cannot cause more problems, unlike the territorial disputes do. Clashes of interest and claims that contradict one another embrangle the process of tackling territorial issues to a large extend. In this fashion, the latter present more difficulties hence demand more attention and research.