The South China Sea Dispute: Simulating the Next Global Conflict

February 6, 2018

For the past century, a number of sovereign states have laid claim to an overlapping territory in the South China Sea. The dispute revolves primarily around the control of two archipelagos, the Paracel and Spratly Islands, and their surrounding ocean areas. Although mostly uninhabited, these islands possess commercial, strategic, and historic value. And because there are no indigenous people on the islands, third parties must settle this dispute.