pacific forum History of Pacific Forum

PacNet #1 – Triangular Relations: A Time of Opportunity

I believe regional and global economic integration and increasing openness, mobility, and democratization are most shaping East Asian developments – not nationalisms or Sino-Japanese tensions, or the uncertainties of China’s rise, or growing conventional armaments, however important. We are at the brink of a positive decade in great power relations in East Asia if domestic politics do not foul it up – a big if.