Asymmetrical Threats Potential in the South China Sea: Malaysia’s Policy and Mitigations Efforts
- Author(s): Joni Kurnia, Triyoga Budi P, and Rudy Sutanto
- Social Studies
Paper ID: UIJRTV3I40022
This study argues that currently the asymmetrical threat in the South China Sea area has become an actual threat that is likely to develop. With the increasing conflict in the South China Sea, Malaysia must be able to anticipate the existing asymmetric threats by implementing policies and mitigation efforts. This condition is further complicated by the increasing power of China both in terms of military and economy in the South China Sea region. The purpose of this study is to find out how the potential asymmetric threats in the South China Sea are, as well as how Malaysia’s policies and mitigation efforts are in dealing with them. The theory used is the concept of policy and asymmetric as a library. In this study it was found that asymmetric threats in the South China Sea are still and continue to grow, where asymmetric attacks in the form of piracy, asymmetric attacks, the threat of regional conflict with China, are still rife. To deal with this problem, the Malaysian government carried out several policies and mitigation efforts with the concept of peace and “We are group” with China. The conclusion that can be drawn from this research is that asymmetric threats in the South China Sea still occur and continue to grow, while to overcome these problems, the Malaysian government continues to carry out diplomatic and renegotiation efforts with China to gain advantages and minimize losses.