The Power Shift: National Anxiety, Territorial Disputes and Confidence Building in Asia under the American Rebalance Strategy

A Paper by Kumiko Haba, Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 27, 2014

Territorial disputes under a power shift are not profitable for any country over the long term. Plural, regional cooperation through trans-regional networks is important. Cooperation based on the regional interest and the citizens’ wellbeing that exceeds the national interest to avoid disputes over borders is necessary.

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