Accession Number : ADA290785

Title :   Integrated Stability: Northeast Asian Security for the New Millennium

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Erickson, Michael R.

PDF Url : ADA290785

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War alignment paradigm, Asian states have lost, or perceive the threat of losing their political patrons. In lieu of traditional alliances, many states are embracing multilateral security arrangements. Placing an increased emphasis on economic security instead of military security. These states appear to be ranking economic development ahead of traditional security concerns. By focusing on economic growth, these nations would seem to be subordinating military security as a matter of foreign policy. To this end, nations in the region are increasingly viewing multilateral arrangements as a means to effect cooperative ventures. The Cold War strategies of nuclear deterrence, military predominance,and cooperation within the U.N. and within other bilateral alliances no longer adequately address America's national interests. In the rapidly evolving security environment, the United States is called upon to reaffirm these interests and to formulate additional policies to meet the challenge of a rapidly changing international environment. The need for a nuclear deterrent continues. The end of the Cold War and the budgetary restraints of the United States calls for a limited downsizing of American military capabilities. The increasing importance of economic factors in the security equation, particularly the proliferation of transnational organizations, shows clearly the need for a greater degree of multilateralization-both in political and economic activities. The United States watches closely the proliferation of multilateral institutions in North America, Europe, Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Descriptors :   *DEVELOPING NATIONS, *FOREIGN POLICY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *ECONOMICS, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, EUROPE, STABILITY, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, STRATEGY, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), GROWTH(GENERAL), THESES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COLD WAR, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, UNITED NATIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY BUDGETS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, SOUTHEAST ASIA, NORTHEAST ASIA, DETERRENCE, NORTH AMERICA.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Information Science

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