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The South China Sea Showdown: What Should America (and the Region) Do About It?

James Holmes Security, Asia The big question Asia wants answered.  The organizers of this gathering requested a “provocative” presentation. They knew not what they were asking! I will do my best to oblige. Regional politics underwent a phase change last July, when jurists in The Hague struck down China’s claim to “indisputable sovereignty” over some 80-90 percent of a major waterway.
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