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From the age of asymmetry to the great reconvergence: Securing order in the Asian century

Phillips, Andrew


Hugh White has advanced a lucid, provocative but ultimately unduly pessimistic assessment of the region's strategic trajectory in his latest Quarterly Essay. While White argues that American primacy has underwritten the past forty years of peace, and that shifting power relativities will likely catalyse a revival of regional strategic contestation, I contend that Asian states have themselves played a critical role in consolidating and deepening the post-1972 peace through their adoption of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2011.535604


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