Why war in Asia remains thinkable

Australia Asia

In this paper Hugh White argues that we face questions about Asia's future peace today because the order they have built over the last 35 years is under pressure from its own success.

To make war unthinkable in the new Asia, we need to build a new order to replace the Post-Vietnam Order. This is not just a question for the US and China, but for everyone, and especially Japan. We all have huge incentives to make the new order as peaceful and stable as the old one, because we have all benefited from the old order so handsomely. But we lack a shared vision of what that new order might look like, and it is high time we started trying to build such a vision.

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