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Foreign policy structures and behaviour: The United States, Japan, China and Russia in Post-Cold War Asia-Pacific Region

Ra'ees, Wahabuddin (2010) Foreign policy structures and behaviour: The United States, Japan, China and Russia in Post-Cold War Asia-Pacific Region. VDM Publishers, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-22789

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Abstract

The new configuration of power in the post-Cold War Asia-Pacific region involves principally the United States, Japan, China, and Russia. The identification of foreign policy trends and analysis of foreign policy structures of these powers could provide a better understanding of the factors and forces contributing to regional stability or tension. There is little doubt that the US is the preponderant power in the current strategic balance. Will Japan, China and Russia cooperate with the US in combating terrorism and other cross border issues? Japan and China are aspiring powers that could pose a threat to American interests and capabilities. Under the new balance of power, Russia and China may strengthen their partnership to promote mutual interests. The US-Japan alliance is likely to function as a counter-balance against Russia and China. Given the power differentials among the four major actors, relative stability will continue to underscore major power relations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Wahabuddin Ra'ees
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 16:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 16:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4739

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