|AMTI has expanded and improved its interactive Maritime Claims of the Indo-Pacific map to include all the Pacific Islands and more. The database of nearly 40 countries in South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific is the most comprehensive and accurate resource on maritime claims available to the public. Users can search claimants by name or select up to six from a list of available countries. Claim types can be toggled on or off, including territorial baselines, territorial seas, exclusive economic zones, continental shelves, and the nine-dash/U-shaped line.
All claims are shown based on states’ domestic legislation, treaties, and submissions to international bodies. The map is an unbiased depiction of claims; it does not judge their legality or guess at future delimitations. Users can click on any claim line for its source, including links to original documents where available. Details on methodology are available below the map.
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Duterte’s Game in Beijing by Richard Heydarian
Balancing Law and Realpolitik in the South China Sea by Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Vietnam’s Uphill Battle in the South China Sea: A Need for More International Actors by Nguyen Thanh Trung
China’s Incursion into Vietnam’s EEZ and Lessons from the Past by Huong Le Thu