Tow, William T; Envall, H D P
WHEN the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN) founded the ASEAN Regional
Forum (ARF) in 1993, it did so to secure
the best of both worlds for ASEAN memberstates.
The ARF helped create a “breathing
space” needed to pursue an enduring AsiaPacific
regional order based on multilateral
norms. But any such quest was to be temporarily
underwritten by American power extended
to the region through its alliances.
This approach has sometimes been described
as “convergent security” – a...[Show more]
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