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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-3

I shall argue that the current dynamics of the relations between the United States and the regional great powers of East Asia provide Southeast Asia with an external environment of relative stability. The regional great powers are engaged in a complex pattern of competition and cooperation within a framework of security ...

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The Impact of the End of the Cold War in East Asia

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pp. 3-14

The origins of the new pattern of great power relations in East Asia go back to the ending of the Cold War. In comparison paid with the attention paid to the changes wrought by the end of the Cold War in Europe, the impact of the disintegration of the Soviet Union on East Asia has tended to be overlooked. ...

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The Question of Regional Stability

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pp. 14-29

Notwithstanding the looser character of the American bilateral alliances, its alliance with Japan is regarded as the bedrock of the American strategic presence in East Asia. Indeed its significance is seen in the United States as global and not just regional. ...

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The Impact of the Great Powers on Security in Southeast Asia

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pp. 29-38

The broader picture of great power cooperation and competition outlined for the region as a whole, is evident in Southeast Russia’s relative economic weakness prevents it from being as significant a player in Southeast Asia. ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 38-42

Much earlier on I suggested that security in Southeast Asia depended on the continuation of American structural power and the pattern of cooperation and competition between the major regional powers. But I also noted the significance of the new regionalism that has developed since the end of the Cold War. ...

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About the Author

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pp. 43-44

Michael Yahuda is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, where he served from 1973 to 2003. He is a Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University D.C. ...