Anarchy And International Peace

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In a reality TV show, a realist, and a liberal discuss their view on the south china sea issue during one of the obligatory activities. Both scholars understand the impact anarchy has on international politics in the south china sea. Without an international government, there is no official authority that can moderate states actions at the international level. However, the impact of anarchy and the measures necessary to take for international cooperation are vastly different between the scholars. In the south china sea region, china claims authority over the territory, however, other states in southeast Asia claim ownership of either partial or the entire territory causing conflict between the states as to whom the territory belongs to. The …show more content…
As tensions rose in the south china sea, a diplomatic solution through the ASEAN took place making the states cooperate financially and enforcing the states to resolve their issues peacefully. Even after conflict built again between the states, the ASEAN has been there to prevent the states from letting their personal goals impact international cooperation. Anarchy is a structure that states follow unconsciously, however it doesn’t suggest that states are all similar. In the mid-90s, china was caught secretly building structures on reefs, unaware from the Philippines navy. China, later on, had to sign an agreement of conduct with the Philippines to establish stability in the south china sea due to this incident. The ASEAN is able to work with states in conflict Cooperation between states is only possible under similar interest, in this case, the south china sea. Institutions need to be set up at an international level to promote peace and cooperation that not only impact the international policies, but also the state. however, the realist scholar does not see an institution to be useful against anarchy and promoting

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