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Maritime Energy Resources in Asia

Energy and Geopolitics

Edited by Clive Schofield

Publication Year: 2012

In this NBR Special Report a team of international scholars, led by principal investigator Clive Schofield (University of Wollongong, Australia), examines the energy and geopolitical drivers influencing the maritime jurisdictional disputes in the East China S

Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research

Title Page, Copyright

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p. 2-2

Table of Contents

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pp. i-ii

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Foreword

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pp. iii-vi

In 2009 the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation established a visionary grantmaking initiative—the Asia Security Initiative (ASI)—that sought to create a global network of institutions from around the world and develop their capacities to research and recommend policies on the most important security challenges facing Asia-Pacific nations. The initiative was created in the growing economic and political power of Asian nations is transforming the ...

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pp. vii-x

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Maritime Energy Resources in Asia: Rising Tensions over Critical Marine Resources

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pp. 1-10

Recent months have witnessed escalating tensions among the coastal states of East and Southeast Asia over the broad offshore areas that are subject to competing maritime claims. These developments have featured increasingly robust “diplomatic” exchanges, including multiple claims and counterclaims together with protest notes and counterprotests being...

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Oil Disputes in the South China Sea in Context

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pp. 11-38

The perception that the South China Sea (SCS) contains significant reserves of oil and gas, and that such reserves may offer independence from foreign imports, is often considered central to regional maritime and sovereignty disputes. However, lack of reliable data on oil reserves, together with a number of other potential contributing factors (fisheries, sea lane...

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Energy Security Concerns: The View from China and Southeast Asia

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pp. 39-60

The past years have seen some shifts in the world energy system. The first is a shift in energy demand from west to east. The era of growing demand for oil and other fossil fuels in the industrialized countries is over; most of the future growth in demand will come from emerging countries in Asia. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that...

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Indonesia: Domestic Transformation and the Implications for Maritime Energy Security in Southeast Asia

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pp. 61-84

Home to vital sea lanes that see the passage of essential oil tankers and military vessels of many nations, as well as to vast oil and gas resources, both tapped and untapped, Southeast Asia is a vital component of global energy security. The economic powerhouses of Northeast Asia—China, Japan, and South Korea—all depend on Southeast Asia for...

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The Implications of Seabed Energy Resource Development: The Gulf of Thailand Case

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pp. 85-108

In Asia, traditional security threats, such as contestation of exclusive economic zones (EEZ) and overlapping claims, are often seen as major flashpoints for conflict. Past tensions and conflicts in the East and South China seas, in which various states displayed their naval power in contested regions and islands, typified the security situation of the region. Similarly, in the Gulf of Thailand...

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The Development and Current Status of Maritime Disputes in the East China Sea

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pp. 109-128

On May 8, 2008, Chinese president Hu Jintao and Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda signed a Sino-Japanese joint statement promising comprehensive promotion of strategic and mutually beneficial relations. In the statement, the two sides agreed that the Sino- Japanese relationship is one of their most important bilateral ties. Concerning the East...

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Provisional Arrangements as Equitable Legal Management of Maritime Delimitation Disputes in the East China Sea

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pp. 129-148

This study focuses on the legal dimensions of conflicting maritime delimitation disputes primarily, though not exclusively, in the East China Sea, involving South Korea and Japan, and between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Japan. Based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), this study will explore maritime delimitation...

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Asia’s Changing Balance of Military Power: Implications for the South China Sea Dispute

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pp. 149-172

The South China Sea is among the world’s most important ocean spaces. Vital arteries of global trade flow through the 1.2 million square mile body of water and link the vast expanses of the Pacific and Indian oceans and hence the continents of Asia, North America, and Europe. These sea lines of communication (SLOC) help bind the economies...

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The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and Developing Maritime Energy Resources

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pp. 173-198

The South China Sea’s significance has been widely recognized by many stakeholders in the contexts of international navigation, maritime safety, natural resource exploitation, environmental protection, and legal effectiveness of international law. The South China Sea dispute remains as a potential flashpoint that could cause regional instability. Since the...

Back Cover

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pp. 211-212


E-ISBN-13: 9780981890449

Page Count: 198
Publication Year: 2012