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The San Francisco System: Contemporary meaning and challenges

Buszynski, Leszek


This article subjects the notion of the San Francisco system to critical scrutiny. It identifies the origins, evolution, and various meanings attributed to the term. In its original sense it meant the Northeast Asian security order that was based on the US-Japan alliance. The argument here is that its current meaning as a comprehensive system of security was a later accretion and cannot be supported by the facts. The article then analyzes the contemporary challenges to the system as understood...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspective


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