Sunday, October 23, 2016

Niu Song: Islam And South Korea's Middle East Diplomacy

Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2016

Abstract: Military operations named “cross-border attacks” have become prevalent in international society. They are different from traditional war, which is fought among states. Generally speaking, cross-border attacks may be internationally concerted legal ones with authorization or unilateral and unauthorized illegal ones. From this perspective, the escort activities of Chinese navy escort fleets combating pirates in Somali seas are legal cross-border attacks aimed at safeguarding China’s overseas interests. They are a reflection of China’s new diplomatic thinking on sovereignty, internal affairs, participation in international institutions, and international cooperation. They also mark the transformation, and are a specific form, of China’s diplomacy. Cross-border attacks will be of positive significance to the maintenance of lasting peace and world prosperity.