ROLE OF SOUTH CHINA SEA IN FUTURE POLITICS OF ASIA PACIFIC: US INTEREST AND ROLE IN REGIONAL POLITICS
The conflict in the South China Sea (SCS) is the new battleground of old-fashioned world politics which creates buzz everywhere. The third busiest sea route in the world is very significant for the region. Initially, the issue was raised among the six states for SCS reefs and islands which all occupy China. The pattern of world politics from past to present remains the same which is always favorable to power centered. Real politick supports powerful states whether they violate laws or give any baseless logic, accepted greatly. Might is right is the law of acceptance that can be seen in the past and today. It does not matter that the claimant or complainant justifies his claim the important part is how much power the state has to get what it believes belongs to them. The essay intended to discuss the importance of the sea for the regional states, the United States, the reasons for conflicts, Chinese-occupied territorial tactics, and the prospects of complete PRC occupation of the sea. The future political scenario of the region and the role of the USA will also be discussed.