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Publications Arising from Recent Meetings


Asian Security Practice: Material and Ideational Influences. Edited by Muthiah Alagappa, East-West Center, Honolulu. Country by country study of 16 Asian states' conception of security. Security experts from the region investigate each country's security concerns, and the behaviour of its central decision makers. The book is divided into 3 parts: a review on the debate over defining security and a historical overview of international politics in Asia; a description of security in each country as noted above; and a comparison of these countries' various approaches in an attempt to identify key characteristics of Asian security practice. Stanford University Press, 1998.

Research Project--The US-Japan and US-Korea Security Alliances in a Changing Northeast Asia. Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. Three-year research project. 19 discussion papers have been produced over the first two years. Papers written by scholars from Japan, Korea, PRC, US, and elsewhere. The papers examined America's security alliances with Japan and Korea with respect to: their historical origins and legacies; the changing economic and political circumstances of East Asia; the treaties in the domestic politics of each of the treaty parties; and the external environment of East Asia, notably the possibility of reunification of the Korean peninsula and China's rise as both a regional and world power. Additional papers will be published over the coming year, and the entire series will be published in a two-book set. These papers are also expected to be incorporated into a teaching module for secondary school use. Website: http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/APARC/research/alliances.html

A Report from the First Meeting of the North Pacific Working Group (NPWG), Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Published by CSCAP-Canada and CSCAP-Japan. The report covers the first meeting of the NPWG which took place April 4-5, 1995 in Tokyo. The focus of the meeting was future frameworks for stability on and around the Korean peninsula. CSCAP member countries represented included Australia, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, ROK, Russia and US. Eight papers were presented. A wide range of interconnected issues were discussed including the successes and failures of efforts since 1970 to establish stability in the region; scenarios for reunification and their implications; the causes, consequences and management of population movements; potential roles for third countries in reducing conflict; and the prospects for a Northeast Asian nuclear free zone. The papers included in the report are: "Past Efforts to Achieve Stability on the Korean Peninsula: A Historical Perspective" by Seizaburo Sato; "Scenarios for North Korea's Future and/or Korean Unification and the Challenges for South Korea's Foreign Policy" by Jeong Woo Kil; "Alternative Forms of Security Guarantees Before and After Unification, Including Multilateral Security Frameworks and Regional Dispute Settlement Mechanisms" by Konstantin Sarkisov; "Stability on the Korean Peninsula: The Military Dimension" by James Kelly; "The Potential Role of Third Countries in Reducing Conflict on the Korean Peninsula" by Robert Bedeski; "Implications of Development on and around the Korean Peninsula for Southeast Asia" by Kusnanto Anggoro; "Population Movements and Unification of the Korean Peninsula" by Hanns Maull; and "A Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone" by Ramesh Thakur and Andrew Mack. Contact CSCAP-Japan, fax: 813-3505-7186.

A Report from the Second Meeting of the North Pacific Working Group (NPWG), Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Published by CSCAP-Canada and CSCAP-Japan. The report covers the second meeting of the NPWG which took place January 31-February 2, 1997 in Vancouver. CSCAP member countries represented were Australia, Canada, China, DPRK, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, ROK, Russia, US, Canada and Japan. Europe, specialists from KEDO and Taipei were also present. The five sessions of the meeting were Mechanisms for Dialogue in Northeast Asia and the North Pacific; The Relevance of the Southeast Asian Experience to Conflict Management in Northeast Asia: Implications for the ARF Process; The Connection between Economic and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia; Most Promising CBMs in Northeast Asia; and Future Activities of the North Pacific Working Group. The papers included in the report are: "Dialogue Structures for Northeast Asia and the North Pacific" by Paul M. Evans; "Frameworks for Security Dialogue in the North Pacific" by Seo-Hang Lee, "The Applicability of Southeast Asian Approaches to Security Co-operation in the Context of Northeast Asia" by J. Soedjati Djiwandono; "Economic and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia" by Kuang Mei; "Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia and Security - Northeast Asia in an Era of Global Mega-Competition" by Tsutomu Kikuchi; and "Problems in Confidence-Building in North Pacific Region" by Pak Hyon Jae. Contact CSCAP-Japan, fax: 813-3505-7186.

A Report from the Third Meeting of the North Pacific Working Group (NPWG), Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Published by CSCAP-Canada and CSCAP-Japan. The report covers the third meeting of the NPWG which took place December 14-16, 1997 in Makuhari. CSCAP member committees represented were from Australia, Canada, China, DPRK, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Thailand, US. Europe and specialists from KEDO and Taipei were also present. Agenda items were Recent Developments in Northeast Asia; Border CBMs in Northeast Asia; Economic Cooperation and Institutions in Northeast Asia; The Role of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Northeast Asia; and Future Directions of the NPWG. The papers included in the report are: "Recent Developments in Northeast Asia: An American View" by James A. Kelly; "Northeast Asia in 1997: forward from bilateralism?" by James Cotton; "Border CBM in Asia" by Shi Chunlai; "Mongolia: A Lost Country?" by Toinkhuu Bayarmagnai; "Border CBMs in Northeast Asia: Russian Perspective" by Victor Samoilenko; "Economic Cooperation and Institution building in Northeast Asia" Hyun-Seog Yu; "On the Development of the Tuman River Area" by Choe Han Chun; "Current and Prospective Cooperation and Institutions in Northeast Asia" by Ralph A. Cossa; "On the Cooperation and Present and Future Systematic Mechanism in the Region of Northeast Asia" by Pak Hyon Jae; "Institutionalization of Multilateral Security Dialogues in Northeast Asia: A Japanese Perspective" by Hideya Kurata; "What Role for the ARF in Northeast Asia and the North pacific?" by Paul M. Evans; and "Some Notes on the Role of the ARF" by A. Hasnan Habib. Contact CSCAP-Japan, fax: 813-3505-7186