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Open war in the South China Sea

  • Roby Arya Brata

Jakarta | Sat, July 28 2012 | 08:32 am

PREMIUM Will the South China Sea territorial and jurisdictional disputes trigger an open war in the region? If we think that wars are the last resort to settling disputes between sovereign states, the answer will be no doubt yes. History shows that countries go to war if the peaceful means of dispute settlement over territorial claims fail.

Thus, designing an effective, peaceful mechanism of confli...