Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia - Trends in Southeast Asia (Paperback)
  • Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia - Trends in Southeast Asia (Paperback)
zoom

Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia - Trends in Southeast Asia (Paperback)

(author)
£6.50
Paperback 42 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
ASEAN is in danger of becoming marginalized as East Asian security becomes increasingly shaped by such volatile flashpoints as a nuclear North Korea and a South China Sea increasingly dominated by quarrels over sovereignty and maritime security. Accordingly, the notion of "ASEAN centrality" is now being seriously challenged and is unlikely to prevail against the growing bipolar security environment shaped by China and the United States.

ASEAN and other Asia-Pacific states could gravitate toward one of five alternative order-building scenarios: (i) A Sino-American condominium that defines and accepts each other's geopolitical sphere of influence (ii) The replacement or substantial revision of the United States' bilateral alliance system with the expansion of multilateral norms and instrumentalities (iii) The gradual predominance of an "Asia for Asians" concept led by China but endorsed by a substantial number of Southeast Asian states (iv) Effective balancing and hedging by smaller states and "middle powers", leading to eventual great power acceptance of a regional power equilibrium and (v) An intensification of regional "community building" via an amorphous but wide-ranging series of economic, ideological and strategic compromises to make war unthinkable and to strengthen regional interdependence.

However, none of these five scenarios is likely to predominate in a literal sense. Instead, the "realist" explanation for understanding security in the region is the most accurate forecast for understanding an East Asian security environment that is becoming increasingly disorderly. ASEAN can still play a constructive - if not central - role in shaping East Asia's strategic environment by working with China and the United States to strengthen confidence building in regional security politics and to encourage their respect for strategic constraint.

Publisher: ISEAS
ISBN: 9789814762533
Number of pages: 42
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Most Controversial Decision
Added to basket
One Minute To Midnight
Added to basket
Mullahs Without Mercy
Added to basket
A Bucket of Sunshine
Added to basket
Nuclear Papers
Added to basket
Oppenheimer And The Bomb
Added to basket
Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers
Added to basket
Snake Dance
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wither Iran?
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Command and Control
Added to basket
Churchill's Bomb
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Added to basket
A Short History Of Nuclear Folly
Added to basket
We Now Know
Added to basket
£37.99
Paperback
The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.