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Title: The US Push for a Northeast Asia Forum: Three Ramifications for East Asian Regionalism
Authors: Tan, See Seng
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Tan, S. S. (2008). The US Push for a Northeast Asia Forum: Three Ramifications for East Asian Regionalism. (RSIS Commentaries, No. 047). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries, 047-08
Abstract: America’s current effort to convert the ad-hoc Six Party Talks into a permanent security mechanism for Northeast Asia could have interesting implications for the future of regionalism in East Asia, not least a regionalism centred on ASEAN. From ASEAN’s perspective, such a mechanism could lead to the sidelining of the ARF – and possibly ASEAN itself – in regional security affairs. ASEAN’s apprehensions reflect concern over any impetus for regionalism from sources other than ASEAN itself, particularly from the big powers. That said, the push for a Northeast Asia forum could also serve as the opportunity for ASEAN and other stakeholders to not only assess the state of regionalism in East Asia, but also, importantly, to advance it.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
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