«China-Vietnam-India» format in the South-China sea in the context of regional security

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This article is devoted to the role of the territorial dispute in the South China sea in relations between China, Vietnam and India in the regional subsystem of Southeast Asia. The regional space under consideration is characterized by high economic dynamism and active integration processes, including participation of non-regional actors. Particular importance is attached to the positions of the three States on fundamental aspects that have a destructive impact on the development of regional processes. Attention is paid to the conceptualization of the policy of the three States in the waters of this sea. Following consideration of the problems the authors conclude that the intersection of the interests of the three countries in this sea threatens to exacerbate the fragility of the political and strategic landscape of the regional subsystem, registration open, but citizenries order on the space of the SCS. The article notes that the confrontational tone in relations between China, Vietnam and India brings with it many threats, in particular the clash of state interests in the energy plane, the arms race between the three nuclear powers (USA, India, China), which was accompanied by increased military presence of non-regional player (USA) in the region, complicated by territorial and historical conflicts.


About the authors

Tatyana I. Ponka

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: ponka-rudn@mail.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

PhD (History), associate professor, Department of theory and history of international relations

Nikita S. Kuklin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: kuklin-ns@rudn.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

Assistant Professor, Department of theory and history of international relations

Ivan R. Dubrovsky

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: 1032171352@rudn.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

Applicant at the Department of theory and history of international relations

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