The complex disputes of the globally important South China Sea sort themselves into three categories, each with its own parties, rule sets, and politics. Unfortunately, states are pursuing win-lose solutions to all three, when win-win problem solving based on mutuality and commonality of interests is necessary and possible.
"Three Disputes and Three Objectives—China and the South China Sea,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss4/6