Global Swing States and the Maritime Order

Global Swing States Working Paper 2012, German Marshall Fund of the United States

15 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2013

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James Kraska

Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College; Harvard University - Harvard Law School; University of California Berkeley School of Law; Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Date Written: November 25, 2012

Abstract

The “global swing states” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey — will play an important role in shaping the future maritime order. Unlike major naval powers such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, the four swing states currently lack a worldwide impact. They do, however, possess a preponderance of regional influence over oceans governance and have a mixed record of promoting a stable and liberal order at sea.

Keywords: Law of the Sea, UNCLOS, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil, maritime governance, oceans policy, maritime law

Suggested Citation

Kraska, James, Global Swing States and the Maritime Order (November 25, 2012). Global Swing States Working Paper 2012, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2224332 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2224332

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