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  • September 2006
    Vol.1 No.1
    Reading the Future:
    The Lure of a United Asia
    Letter to Readers
  • Cover Story
    Reading the Future: The Lure of a United Asia

    Six voices, six views, one Asia. Global Asia asked a distinguished group of political leaders and policymakers to tell us how they see the future of Asia and the prospects for greater.

    • Kim Dae-jung
      Regionalism in the Age of Asia

      The 21st Century is an age where globalization and regionalism both coexist and compete with each other. Though the tide of globalization is strong, there is also a countervailing need for regionalism, argues Kim Dae-jung.

    • Mahathir Mohamad
      Let Asians Build Their Own Future Regionalism

      When Malaysia suggested the formation of an East Asia Economic Group (EAEG) in 1991, the US rallied its allies to reject the idea. The reason was little short of racism, because the grouping would not be ethnic European. But the idea has merit.

    • Yasuhiro Nakasone
      The Route to an East Asian Community

      Having adopted the common goal, or ideal, of creating a future community, the 13 nations of Northeast and Southeast Asia must now provide their citizens with a roadmap toward that future and indicate what they should do.

    • Qian Qichen
      Toward a Bright Future of Regionalism

      The long evolution of globalization has delivered great progress to our world. We ought to reflect on these historical lessons to prevent future misfortune.

    • Evgenii Primakov
      Reflections on New Trends in the Region

      The Asia-Pacific's economic development and influence over world politics has transformed it into one of the most dynamic regions of the globe, but in recent years the rapid growth of India and China has meant that economic development is uneven.

    • Samuel R. Berger
      The US Stake in Greater Asian Integration

      The United States has been a staunch supporter of the creation of regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific region for almost two decades, and of intro-Asian groupings since the formation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations three decades ago.

    • , Min Gyo Koo
      Shifting Ground: Is it Finally Time?

      A decade ago, policymakers and analysts argued that East Asian countries were incapable of managing their own economic and security affairs. Things are changing.

  • The Debate
    What to do about North Korea?
    • Henry Sokolski
      Treat North Korea as a Nuclear Proliferator

      It's time to make clear to North Korea that matters will get worse, not better, if it doesn't reconsider its current nuclear course. Avoiding this approach risks tempting other countries to follow Pyongyang's example.

    • Leon V. Sigal
      Try Engagement for a Change

      Sustained conditional engagement is the only realistic way to bring about desired change in North Korea, especially nuclear and missile disarmament. It may not work, but the United States has yet to try

  • Features
    • Nayan Chanda
      When Asia Was One

      Early one May morning in 1498, three ships with large sails appeared on the horizon of western India. The arrival ushered in an era that would profoundly transform Asia over the next 450 years, leading eventually to prosperity and creating the common econ

    • Nodari Simonia
      Russian East Siberia and the Far East: A Basis for Co-operation With Northeast Asia

      For years, both in Soviet and post-Soviet times, Russian East Siberia and the Far Eastern regions were treated as an unloved stepchild. Lately, however, the winds of change have been felt.

    • Zhijun Liu
      On Bird Flu and Beyond: A Human Security Perspective

      As bird flu spreads, fears of a human pandemic deepen. Fortunately, the international community is trying to cope with the specter of a bird flu pandemic through a number of cooperative measures worldwide.

    • Peter Hayes
      Energy Security in Northeast Asia

      Strong economic growth in Northeast Asia, especially in China, will vastly expand demand for both energy services and fuel in coming decades.

  • Book Reviews
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