Dispute Management in the South China Sea
The report assesses the progress made in terms of dispute management in the South China Sea. This is done through an analysis of the formally settled disputes followed by an examination of the remaining challenges. The formally settled disputes are outlined through an overview of cases relating to the South China Sea proper as well as to the adjacent areas that constitutes its natural prolongations. Then different types of settlement approaches are explored. The challenges of the un-settled disputes are studied and assessed through an overview of the efforts made to manage them. The report is concluded by a broader analysis of the achievements in dispute management and of the remaining challenges in the South China Sea.
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