Accession Number : ADA276804

Title :   Cooperative Engagement and Economic Security in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Montaperto, Ronald N.

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : During the sessions of the 1993 Pacific Symposium, speaker after speaker suggested that economics and national as well as regional security have now become inseparable. In fact, as several speakers noted, the concept of national security in a world that has turned from global to regional concerns may indeed begin with economics. There was general agreement on two themes. First, open and friendly economic cooperation could, by its nature, encourage multilateral approaches to major challenges to the enduring security of the Pacific. Second, for numerous historical and strategic reasons, a continued U.S. presence in the region was not only desirable but essential to maintain the stability that engenders economic growth

Descriptors :   *AREA SECURITY, *ASIA, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *COOPERATION, *PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS, *ECONOMIC IMPACT, SYMPOSIA, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SOUTHEAST ASIA, AUSTRALIA, GLOBAL.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE