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|제목||A South China Sea Conflict and the U.S.-ROK Alliance|
|영문 키워드||U.S.-China competition, gray zone conflict, the South China Sea, U.S.- ROK Alliance, U.S.-Philippines Alliance|
China’s “gray zone” tactics to intimidate rival claimants in the South China Sea have become a U.S. concern. Against a backdrop of a recently deepening U.S.-Philippines alliance, this article suggested a gray zone conflict scenario in which China blockades Filipino resupply vessels for Filipino marines on the Sierra Madre at Second Thomas Shoal in a fictional late 2020s environment. In this case, the Philippines would likely request armed U.S. escorts for its resupply vessel. The United States. can formulate a middle-of-the-road position centered on diplomatic condemnation against China’s provocations, between a strong response option and inaction to this gray zone conflict. Also, in this context, the United States would welcome the ROK’s diplomatic and economic support. For example, the United States would expect the ROK to participate in U.S. diplomatic efforts by signing a joint statement through the Quad-Plus. In addition, the United States would also anticipate ROK assistance to help the Philippines cope with Chinese economic retaliation in the gray zone crisis.