The United States, Asia and 'convergent security'

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    Progressing from an Asia-Pacific security posture based on bilateral alliances to one focused on bilateralism and multilateralism - convergent security - was always going to be difficult for the United States. Yet the Obama administration has recently adopted such a policy. It has been especially supportive of inserting 'minilateral' security diplomacy into existing security frameworks, even though the US has not endorsed a single strategy. Nonetheless, effective convergent security will require a creative revision of such collaboration. Indeed, it will prove difficult to combine bilateralism and multilateralism in ways that will do more then just coexist.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyANU, Department of International Relations
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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