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Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea

Provides historical background on rival South China Sea claims and maritime disputes among ASEAN states. Studies the rise of China in the South China Sea, multilateralism and division in ASEAN, and ASEAN member states’ maritime claims. Explains how China uses its foreign and economic policies to influence foreign governments in developing states and presents a comparative case study of political institutions in Cambodia and the Philippines. Includes topics on evolving institutions and declining Chinese influence in Myanmar, and dividing ASEAN and the limits to China’s influence abroad.