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Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia

Implications for Regional Security, 1st Edition

Edited by Joshua Ho, Sam Bateman


336 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses contributions by 17 experts to build a comprehensive survey of the maritime issues affecting Asia. It discusses the issues overall, goes on to examine the issues from the perspective of each of 14 key countries, and concludes by assessing the prospects for resolving common problems in order to preserve good order at sea.

Table of Contents

Introduction Joshua Ho Part 1: Overview of Maritime Challenges in Asia 1. Managing Good Order at Sea in the Asia-Pacific Sam Bateman 2. The Historic Attributes of the Sea and Maritime Developments in the Asia-Pacific Geoffrey Till 3. Carriage Capacity of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore Yee Cheok Hong Part 2: Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Southeast Asia 4. Indonesia’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Hasjim Djalal 5. Malaysia’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Mohd Nizam Basiron 6. Myanmar’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Maung Aung Myoe 7. Maintaining Good Order at Sea: Maritime Challenges and Priorities in the Philippines Mary Ann Palma 8. Singapore’s Maritime Interests Joshua Ho 9. Thailand’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Wilfried Herrmann 10. Good Order at Sea: Challenges and Priorities of Vietnam Nguyen Hong Thao Part 3: Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Northeast Asia 11. China’s Maritime Security: Priorities and Challenges Wang Dong and Jiang Xin 12. Japan’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Tetsuo Kotani 13. Korea’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities Seokwoo Lee Part 4: Maritime Challenges and Priorities for the rest of the Indo-Pacific 14. America’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities – The Asian Dimension James Kraska 15. Australia’s Maritime Challenges and Priorities: Recent Developments and Future Prospects Robin Warner 16. Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: An Indian Perspective Prabhakaran Paleri 17. New Zealand’s Maritime Challenges and Opportunities Joanna Mossop 18. Conclusion: Identifying Common Maritime Challenges and Priorities Sam Bateman

About the Editors

Joshua Ho is Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sam Bateman is Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University


New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General