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By Kurt W. Radtke, Raymond Feddema

ISBN-10: 9004112022

ISBN-13: 9789004112025

This can be an exam of "Comprehensive safety" as a coverage that is going past the necessities of army defence opposed to a selected "enemy" to emphasize the necessity to take into consideration different points very important to nationwide balance: meals, power, surroundings, conversation and social safeguard.

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CONCLUSION East Asia was a periphery in the Cold War Order and appears to remain so in the post-Cold War Pax Americana. Besides the US 23 Robert Taylor, Greater China and Japan: Prospects for an Economic Partnership in East Asia (London: Routledge, 1996). EAST ASIA AS A PERIPHERY IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER 37 dollar and military firepower, there are no countries in the region that can match American ideology in terms of universal appeal. 24 Smug politicians, especially in Singapore and Malaysia, earlier argued that "Asian values" underpin the economic success of East Asia while associating liberal democracy with Western decadence and poorer economic performance.

Japan prefers to remain a subaltern of the US in an American hegemonic order rather than to venture into the unknown by itself, or even worse, be confronted with Pax Sinica. While East Asia may enjoy stability and prosperity in the 21st century, it is still as dependent as ever on the sole superpower across the Pacific to underpin its balance of power, trading regime and regional organisations like the ARF and APEC. What is the significance of our thesis if it is correct? First, if the US is likely to remain unrivalled in the region, then harping on the so-called "China threat" is only sensationalism and alarmism.

24 LAM PENG ER more complete superpower than Japan while the rest of East Asia, notwithstanding the anomalies of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and North Korea, will further increase in wealth. Some optimists assume that East Asia is the once and future centre; the region will reclaim its historical site at the centre of the new world order. This sanguine view is underpinned by the following factors. First, around half of the global economic production and consumption may be located in East Asia by the mid-21st century.

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