Concert of Asia

There’s a fascinating discussion taking place over at The Interpreter about the basis of a stable regional order for Asia, beginning here with a post by Raoul Heinrichs about the challenges facing the “Concert of Asia” model, continuing here with Hugh White’s more optimistic take (that nonetheless includes the argument that one of the preconditions for a stable regional order is a Japanese nuclear arsenal), and winding up here with Sam Roggeveen’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?” reaction to the Japanese nuclear proposition. Very much worth a read, with the likelihood of more to come.

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