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Hierarchy and the role of the United States in the East Asian security order

Goh, Evelyn


To construct a coherent account of East Asia's evolving security order, this article treats the United States not as an extra-regional actor, but as the central force in constituting regional stability and order. It proposes that there is a layered regional hierarchy in East Asia, led by the United States, with China, Japan, and India constituting layers underneath its dominance. The major patterns of equilibrium and turbulence in the region since 1945 can be explained by the relative stability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
DOI: 10.1093/irap/lcn011


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