ASEAN Centrality toward the New Regional Equilibrium

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ASEAN Centrality toward the New Regional Equilibrium

Oleh : Khodijah

 

China, being the emerging power in the post-global crisis world, has earned itself a prominence among its region, especially in East Asia. However, the South China Sea dispute has made some countries to readjust its view towards China. It has exerted more firm and assertive stances responding to the moves that it views as threat to it in terms of security and political matters. ASEAN stepped in and tries to be an instrument for the settlement of this dispute. This review is written to assess the article[1] written by Syamsul Hadi explaining how Indonesia’s involvement in ASEAN’s strategy in dealing with the South China Sea dispute affect Indonesia-China relations, currently and in the future. The structure of the review will summarize Hadi’s writing, compare it with two other similar writings as a basis for the analysis, and a concluding remark.

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