Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

Thesouthchinaseaistheflashpointinthepacific

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Unformatted text preview: e the strong do what they will, the weak suffer what they must, and those with an option hurry up and get nuclear weapons . South China Sea conflict goes nuclear Wesley ‘12 [Michael Wesley, Non­Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and The University of Sydney, former Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, former Professor of International Relations and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, and Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales, July 2012, “What’s at stake in the South China Sea?” http://lowyinstitute.cachefly.net/files/wesley_whats_at_stake_snapshot11.pdf] The South China Sea is enclosed by the west coast of mainland Southeast Asia, Borneo and the Philippine archipelago. Rich in hydrocarbons and fish stocks, it is traversed by over one­third of global shipping. Its waters and seabed are subject to six opposing territorial claims – by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines – but these confro...
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