Confidence in the capacity of the Asia Pacific region to preserve a flexible but fundamentally robust order weakened noticeably over the past year. Last year, this publication concluded that the outlook for regional security was one of â€˜qualified pessimismâ€™ and that, collectively, the region was not winning the struggle to preserve confident expectations of peaceful change amid a transformation of the regionâ€™s strategic parameters. Despite being clearly anticipated and exhaustively studied for some twenty-five years, the management of the Asia Pacificâ€™s strategic transformation is currently headed toward outcomes at the worst case end of the spectrum.
|Commissioning body||Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|