Accession Number : ADA308657

Title :   The Spratly Islands Dispute: Can Asean Provide the Framework for a Solution?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Coker, Larry W.

PDF Url : ADA308657

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The conflict in the Spratly Islands involves six nations; China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. Each country has at least a partial claim to the islands. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consists of seven nations; Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore and since July of 1995, Vietnam. Four of these ASEAN nations also have claims within the Spratly Islands. This study explores the possibility that ASEAN, an organization that now hosts a regional forum to address regional security issues, might be able to provide a framework for a solution to the major regional security challenge of the Spratly Islands dispute.

Descriptors :   *CONFLICT, *AREA SECURITY, *SOUTH CHINA SEA, *ARCHIPELAGOES, SYMPOSIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA, VIETNAM, CHINA, TAIWAN, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE