Comprehensive Security in Asia: Views from Asia and the West by Kurt W. Radtke, Raymond Feddema

By Kurt W. Radtke, Raymond Feddema

This is often an exam of "Comprehensive safety" as a coverage that is going past the necessities of army defence opposed to a specific "enemy" to emphasize the necessity to consider different points important to nationwide balance: nutrition, strength, surroundings, verbal exchange and social safety.

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Democratisation and the consolidation of democratic regimes will underpin international order because democracies do not go to war against each other. Thus, the two denning characteristics of a liberal order are the primacy of free trade rather than military power and the continued relevance of nation-states which will have democratic regimes. The next section will examine how these paradigms will inform us about order in East Asia. Competing Paradigms of World Order Primacy of Military Power Yes No State-centricity 12 Yes Realist Model Liberal Order No International Organisations Green Order On the assumptions of realism and its variant "neo-realism", see Robert O.

2, 1996. 24 LAM PENG ER more complete superpower than Japan while the rest of East Asia, notwithstanding the anomalies of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and North Korea, will further increase in wealth. Some optimists assume that East Asia is the once and future centre; the region will reclaim its historical site at the centre of the new world order. This sanguine view is underpinned by the following factors. First, around half of the global economic production and consumption may be located in East Asia by the mid-21st century.

Feddema takes up two issues that illustrate the point: problems related to the South China Sea and the Cambodian issue. In addition to the well-known issues of oil and military security Feddema emphasizes the importance of fishing rights in the EEZs, and environmental issues related to fishing. He also deals with institutions such as ASEAN and their role not only in conflict resolution, but also conflict prevention. AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS 17 Vietnam and the region Nguyen Vu Tung's article on "Vietnam's new concept of security in the context of Doi-Moi" emphasises the vital necessity of coping with poverty and backwardness, the greatest enemies of Vietnam in this period.

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