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IR Working Paper 2000/2
Peter Van Ness, ‘Globalisation and Security in East Asia’, IR Working Paper 2000/2, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, March 2000.
The objective of this essay is to analyse the impact of globalisation on security in East Asia during the 1990s. The paper has five parts. It begins with a definition of the key terms: globalisation and security. The next part describes security in the region, focusing on US hegemony and economic interdependence. Part three analyses security threats, old and new, and part four discusses security strategies. The final section assesses the implications for the future, which depend on how the United States understands ‘China threat’ and whether or not Washington decides to deploy ballistic missile defences.