Regional Security: Maritime Issues

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Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 13)

Abstract

The Chapter begins by presenting the ocean as a common heritage of humankind and then continues by outlining environmental abuses of the ocean. Following that it offers a number of environmentally relevant confidence-building measures, after some initial considerations emphasizing international law, ecogeographical regions, natural resources, and nature reserves. It is concluded that the need is becoming ever more urgent for the community of nations to develop sufficient confidence among themselves to develop naval restraints that would, inter alia, help alleviate the pressures on an ever more heavily utilized ocean. It is additionally concluded that cooperation among nations to achieve sustainable and equitable development for the ocean, whether regionally or globally, would itself contribute to the development of mutual trust.

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  1. 1.Security and EducationWesting Associates in EnvironmentPutneyUSA

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