29 October 2007
New Security Developments in the Asia Pacific
This paper highlights four key aspects of the changing security dimensions in the Asia Pacific: the diminishing role of the US in the region, the rise of China as a major player, growing Sino-Japanese tensions and the increasingly overlapping regional multilateral institutions. The author argues that because of the strategic and economic significance of China, it is imperative that China becomes a critical player in the incipient web of institutions in the Asia Pacific. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of these developments for Australia.
© 2007 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)