Accession Number : ADA118035

Title :   East Asia and the Great Power Coalitions: An Analysis of Regional Developments in 1981,


Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Richard H

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Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : For more than three decades East Asia has had its share of buffeting by the rivalry of the great powers. The region has been the site of America's two most recent wars--in Korea and Vietnam--which reflected the interplay between local conflicts and efforts of the Soviet Union, China, and the United States to safeguard vulnerable frontiers, establish alliances with which to countervail the expansion of rivals' influence, and secure the interests of allied states. The U.S. position in East Asia, since the early 1950s, has been based on a series of stable alliance relationships with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and the ANZUS states of Australia and New Zealand. These ties have been strengthened in recent years by the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC) and positive if informal dealings with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the economic development-oriented regional grouping composed of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Descriptors :   *International relations , Asia , China , Japan , International trade , United States , USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE