Paper for international relations.
Prompt question: does the People’s Republic of China activities such as building a bomber capable airstrip on Mischief reef located in the South China Sea (SCS) pose a security threat to U. S. interests in the region? And, if so, what are the specific challenges?
My current THESIS: Mischief reef is not just a shoal of rock that multiple states have competing claims of sovereignty over; the reef's geostrategic location presents activities, such as China building a platform capable of military activity as a security threat to INDOPACOM. In addition, Mischief Reef has a broader economic impact due to its location within a highly traveled trade route that connects the middle east to Asian ports.
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