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The following bibliography was compiled for the Maritime Awareness Project by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the National Bureau of Asian Research. It includes publications of the International Expert Panel and the Principal Investigator. The bibliography is followed by information on zones of maritime jurisdiction. From Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA -“Missed opportunities in the Pentagon’s new maritime strategy,” by Dennis Blair and Jeffrey W. Hornung, CSIS Pacific Forum, PacNet #53, (Aug. 31, 2015). -“Get Ready: China-Japan Tensions Set to Flare over East China Sea,” Article by Jeffrey W. Hornung in The National Interest (Aug. 12, 2015). -“China’s self-defeating provocations in… Read More »Bibliography


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There are differing scales and scopes of maritime disputes throughout the world. In the Asia-Pacific, competing territorial claims in the East and South China Seas have become intractable features of the security landscape. Confrontations between claimants, both at sea and in the diplomatic arena, have escalated in recent years as historical narratives collide with modern geopolitics. Given this pressing reality, the Maritime Awareness Project begins its exploration of maritime security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, to be followed later by an expansion into other bodies of water throughout the world. The Maritime Awareness Project features an Interactive Map and Incident… Read More »About

Multilateral Treaties and Agreements

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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, which took place between 1973 and 1982. UNCLOS defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation The ASEAN Treaty of… Read More »Multilateral Treaties and Agreements