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Ending Ambivalence: Australian Perspectives on Stability in Asia

Hardy, John


A growing body of literature analysing Asia-Pacific security in the twenty first century regards the ascendancy of regional powers a threat to the stability of the current regional security environment. However, a shift toward multipolarity in the region need not necessarily be viewed as a threat. The view that a relative decline of US primacy threatens regional stability is based on an assumption that maintaining stability is the same as maintaining the status quo. This assumption mistakes the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Crises and Opportunities: Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA


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