Asian Strategic Picture 2010

Asian Strategic Picture 2010

  • 25 March 2006

In the opening years of the first decade of the twenty-first
century, Asia has established itself as the locale for all
the major themes of contemporary international affairs.
These include economic growth; energy security; trade
relations; nuclear proliferation; political conflicts; the War
on Terrorism; and inter-civilizational issues—all of which
are powerful determinants effecting change in the modern
world. While they have the power to overcome those
who seek to prevent change, new obstructions have been
created, each with its own set of security challenges. These
include militarism and the frustration and resentment of
those who have been by-passed by change, both of which
have acted as disruptive forces on the world stage.
The lecture began by identifying the broad strategic
global trends in terms of the changing balance of global
power. The concluding section explored the likely strategic
scenario in 2010, covering Asia’s key relationships and
key conflict areas. Significant relationships included those
between China and America; North Korea and South
Korea; India and China; and Pakistan and India. The
likely outcome of the conflicts extending through the Arc
of Crisis was also reviewed. Finally, this section examined
the promise that regional and global multilateralism may
hold for a more stable Asian strategic picture in 2010,
which in turn may also contribute toward a more stable
world order.

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Saturday 25 March 2006

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Saturday 25 March 2006

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