Political Science

Topic: There are particular trends and patterns in East Asian international relations that have developed over time since the end of World War II: the Cold War structure, the flying geese pattern of regional economic development, the drive for multilateral institutions for regional security, the way culture, identity, religion and ideology shape EAIR, competing models and visions of regional institutions for economic cooperation and integration; great power politics that affects regional strategic relations; intensifying challenges from nontraditional security issues, great impact of national politics and policy on international developments, and the changing roles and position of East Asia in the international system. What are the key dynamics that have driven the development of these patterns and trends? What is the impact of these patterns and trends on the subsequent development of East Asian international relations? How do we see the role of regional structures, institutions, and the interests and identities of countries involved in the shaping of these patterns and trends?
Document Type: Research Paper