Chapter eight presents the author’s research on island disputes. Territorial disputes are the most common casus belli, yet the author demonstrates that island disputes are less likely to lead to war than continental territorial disputes. Hence, island disputes are anomalous cases of territorial disputes. This chapter covers the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute, the South China Sea islands disputes, and the cordial “Whiskey War” dispute between Canada and Denmark.
KeywordsIslands Dispute USAUnited States NATONATO Allies Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Okinawa
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