Introduction: How to explain the region’s extraordinary 35-year period without major conflict.
The priority placed on development by East Asian leaders holds the clue to the region’s long peace.
What effects did changes in the US-China power struggle and the international system have?
Obstacles to true peace include domestic abuse as well as hostility toward other countries and religions.
Religious conflict sparks wars around the world. Why has the tinderbox so far not been ignited in East Asia?
Credible mechanisms to acknowledge past conflicts and openly deal with them is essential for lasting peace.
They enable history problems and power transitions to generate excessive hostility and fear, which may lead to war.
State repression and quashing of dissent in many of the region’s nations means peace is enforced and therefore fragile.
Xi Jinping’s nationalist “Chinese Dream” agenda has the potential to disquiet its neighbors and provoke antagonism.
It is not inevitable, but ‘real diplomacy’ must prevail over ‘gunboat diplomacy.’
For the sake of the future, it is time for the US to lay down a marker on the side of international law.
Washington has a wide range of options, but none have yet worked and some are doomed. Engagement and negotiation, difficult as they are, are still the best choice.
As Northeast Asians flock to live in the US, their home countries are trying to further their respective national interests.
Power transition theory predicts a US-China war. But creative adaptation by leaders in both countries can avert armed conflict.
Can fresh momentum in finding justice for victims heal the “memory politics” that dog Japan-Korea relations?
The Southeast Asian giant’s approach, based on its founding principles of Pancasila, may have lessons for the rest of the world.
Recent political reforms have upended China’s strategic calculations and apparently unshakeable sway over Myanmar.
India has been recalibrating its diplomatic, security and economic approach.
Why the rapid warming of relations promises to be a game changer for Southeast Asia.
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