Publications

Country Profiles

ASEAN

Summary of Interests The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called for a peaceful resolution of the territorial disputes in the South China Sea

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Brunei

Summary of Claims Brunei, located in Southeast Asia on the north-western coast of the island of Borneo, claims a 200-nautical mile (nm) exclusive economic zone

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China

East China Sea Summary of Claims China maintains that the Diaoyu Islands (or Diaoyudao) have been a part of its sovereign territory since the Ming

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Indonesia

Resources/Assets Related to Claims The waters of the Natuna region are extremely rich in fish-stocks and the Indonesian Natuna Islands administration claims that the regional

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Japan

Summary of Claims Japan claims sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands, which are disputed by China and Taiwan (which refer to the islands as the Diaoyu

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Malaysia

Summary of Claims Malaysia claims ten maritime features in the southern region of the Spratly Islands but may have dropped its claim to an eleventh

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Fisheries Agreements

The Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law on the Law of the Sea of 10 December

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Defense Treaties

U.S.-Japan Security Treaty Between the United States of American and Japan (September 8, 1951) U.S.-Japan Security Treaty (January 19, 1960) The Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense

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