Navigating Troubled Waters: Understanding China's South China Sea Assertion Through Geopolitical, Economic, and Strategic Lenses
Project by Polygence alum Sam
Through writing this research paper, I was able to learn and understand the ins and outs of the South China Sea, especially from the perspective of the Chinese
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In the present day, there is always a constant lingering fear of an outbreak of war. A possible spark for a major global conflict is the ever-changing geopolitics of the South China Sea. This paper tackles the diplomatic landscape of the South China Sea and specifically looks at why China is aggressively asserting its control over the region. To do this, the paper examines the situation through economic, geopolitical, and strategic lenses. Existing research and a variety of theories will be utilized when looking through each lens. Beyond China's motive, the paper will also deduce what is likely to transpire from these aggressive claims in the near future, as well as give a policy recommendation on what China should implement to best satisfy its interests in the South China Sea.
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He helped with giving a foundation as I was quite inexperienced with writing research papers prior to this. He also gave great advice and support along the way as I planned and wrote the paper itself.