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Maritime Security in East and Southeast Asia: Political Challenges in Asian Waters

Investigates threat in Asian maritime politics as well as ASEAN’s maritime security policies and cooperation, including maritime security, territorial disputes, piracy, conflict resolution, and ASEAN’s effort on counter-terrorism. Deals with historical review of maritime piracy in Southeast Asia and the landscape of international politics over ASEAN’s waterways. Covers Malaysia’s strategy to handle Malacca Strait as territorial waters as well as international waterways, Singapore’s perception on maritime security cooperation against terrorism, and Philippine’s dispute in South China Sea. Examines Japan’s maritime strategy during and after the cold war, along with Thailand’s maritime policies from 1932 to 2012, and China’s domestic debates on its maritime security addressing “threats to China” or “China threat”.