Conflict in the South China Sea Led by Paul Schroeder, PhD
The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy. Dr. Paul Schroeder is a professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include China, International Relations, International Trade, Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy and the Environment.