August 15, 2014

Can Asia's 'Middle Powers' Create Stability?

Mohan & Medcalf, The National Interest

The Associated Press

In a changing Asia, not even steadfast allies like Australia can afford to put all their eggs in the alliance basket. Thus in a new research paper, we argued that it is time for new and creative ways to deal with Asia’s strategic uncertainties: the creation of “middle-power coalitions,” new security arrangements that include neither China, nor the United States. This is not a replacement for partnership with America or efforts to engage with China, but a complement to both approaches.

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TAGGED: Asia, China, Australia, India, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines


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