Pacific Security in the Pacific Century?

  • David Shambaugh


After 150 years of war and military tension, the Asia Pacific is today at peace. The current lull in more than a century of conflict has led some to assume that the Pacific Century will be pacific. This belief has been occasioned not only by the end of the Cold War, but also by the assumption that the economic interdependence of the Asia Pacific nations will anchor relationships, contain competition from stimulating conflict, maintain the balance of power, and ensure regional security.


Pacific Century Regional Security Territorial Dispute Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ASEAN Regional Forum 
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© Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies 1996

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  • David Shambaugh

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