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An Insoluble Dispute?

  • Senan Fox
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Abstract

This introductory chapter begins by describing the purpose of the book and briefly introduces the various contexts in which the Socotra Rock dispute is situated. It provides a broad overview of the complex difficulties related to solving the dispute. This includes a succinct overview of the role of international maritime law in advance of a more in-depth discussion in a subsequent chapter, as well as why tensions increased after the early 2000s, and the significance of this dispute for the wider Sino-South Korean relationship for East Asia and the international community in general. Given that topography and geographical context figure so fundamentally in this issue, they are described before proceeding to other issues, such as the disputed dividing line, Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and continental shelf claims, and South Korea’s contentious construction of a research station in 2003.

Keywords

Socotra Rock dispute Sino-South Korean relationship East Asia Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senan Fox
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  1. 1.Kanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan

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