Cooperative Security in the Pacific Basin. The 1988 Pacific Symposium,
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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With the end of the Cold War, the far-reaching changes across Eastern Europe, the unification of the Germanies, and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait all demanding the close attention of US policymakers, one might wonder whether US interest in the security of the Pacific Basin has diminished. As the essays in this volume confirm, American long-range interest remains as keen as ever. These essays address Pacific security from three perspectives the US role, the prospects for cooperative security, and particular problems of individual Pacific nations. Former National Security Advisor Walt W. Rostow and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard L. Armitage call for a continuing US involvement in Pacific regional security as necessary to support US interests. Admiral Ronald J. Hays, Dr. Robert A. Scalapino, Dr. Donald E. Weatherbee, Dr. Lawrence E. Grinter, Dr. Young W. Kihl, Mr. Peter G. F. Henderson, and Sir Peter Kenilorea address cooperative security issues area by area. Ten other regional experts look at future collective security as it affects Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and the major South Pacific islands, First presented in 1988 and subsequently revised for this volume, these essays take a long-range perspective that makes them particularly valuable now and for the 1990s.
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