Risk Report

Territory Disputes in the South China Sea: Impact on Regional Security, Natural Resources, and International Trade

Yasemin Zeisl | Jul 12, 2019


This Risk Report highlights the connection of territorial disputes in the South China Sea with security, trade, and energy-related factors. As a pivotal point of international maritime trade, military conflict in the South China Sea would inhibit safe trade in the region and have devastating effects on the global economy. This would not only affect China, which plays a key role in the territory dispute, but also a large part of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, the United States, and by extension, Europe.

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Yasemin Zeisl

Yasemin Zeisl earned her MSc in International Relations and Affairs from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Yasemin is fluent in German and English and possesses advanced Japanese language skills.

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