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Contemporary Conflicts in the Asia Pacific Region: Professional Lecture by Walden Bello

Walden Bello


The Asia Pacific has entered a period of intense destabilization. This has multiple causes, but in my view, there are three principal causes of instability: (1) the so-called US Pivot to Asia; (2) China’s aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea West Philippine Sea; and (3) resurgent right-wing nationalism in Japan.

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