• Asian Waters

  • The Struggle over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion
  • By: Humphrey Hawksley
  • Narrated by: Rufus Wright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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By: Humphrey Hawksley
Narrated by: Rufus Wright
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Few territories are as hotly contested as the western Pacific Ocean. Across the 1.5 million square mile expanse of the East and South China Sea, six countries lay overlapping claims that date back centuries. China, Vietnam, Korea and Indonesia assert their right to trade routes, deploying military garrisons to defend disputed territories while Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines resist their expansion. But no single government can face a superpower such as China alone, and as the country extends its reach, less powerful states look to the United States for diplomatic mediation, creating an American security umbrella that stretches across the Asia-Pacific, nicknamed the 'American Lake'. These conditions produce an unstable cocktail of competing interests and international tensions poised for conflict.

©2019 Humphrey Hawksley (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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  • 01-01-21

very important listen if you study history

a lot of good and important information in this book. however, I would slow down the reading of this so as to catch all the information.

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  • 11-04-21

Relatively good

Good with few questionable moments that somewhat hurt the credibility of the book in my eyes.

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  • Hassan Amirdeen
  • 05-10-22

Context without speculation

It's hard to know what the takeaway was from this book. Perhaps that's a good thing given the amount of speculation in international politics, particularly concerning disputed borders.

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  • jack
  • 02-11-21

Relevant to Geopolitics

Easy to finish and has some great observations/ historical analysis and predictions for the future.

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  • Cameron Olliffe
  • 05-17-19

Excellent overview of Asian geopolitics

In-depth analysis of the history leading to the current state of affairs in Asia. Well read and easy to follow.