Nationalist Sentiments Run High in Asian Territorial Disputes

Issue & Policy Briefs August 22, 2012, No. 98

Spot fire disputes have sparked across Asia, with the winds of nationalism spurring them on. If one flares up it could ignite a region. Escalating tensions should have mediators vigilant and with pails of water at the ready. With tensions escalating rapidly in Asia’s territorial disputes, this Policy Brief takes a look at the current situation and some of the possible triggers for conflict.

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