Cooperative Monitoring in the South China Sea: Satellite Imagery, Confidence-Building Measures, and the Spratly Islands Disputes


The Spratly Islands have represented a potential political and military flashpoint in the South China Sea for years, involving as they do various claims by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Taiwan. This edited volume examines the issues involved in light of confidence-building measures that new high-resolution satellite imagery can offer to this, and other, regions.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John C. Baker
  • David G. Wiencek
  • Christopher C. Joyner
  • Erik Kreil
  • Vipin Gupta
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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