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  • June 2011
    Vol.6 No.2
    Peace & Prosperity in East Asia:
    Are They Linked? Will They Last?
    Letter to Readers
  • Cover Story
    Peace & Prosperity in East Asia: Are They Linked? Will They Last?

    Asia’s economic rise in recent decades has been accompanied by an unprecedented period of peace. Many wonder whether economic growth and integration have fueled the peace, or whether the peace has enabled the growth. Most important, many wonder: will both last?

  • The Debate
    Does Nuclear Energy Still Have a Future in Asia?
    • Jor-Shan Choi
      A Crisis of Confidence, But Nuclear Power Is Here to Stay

      While some European countries have started rethinking their nuclear programs in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, emerging Asian nations are not.

    • Nikhil Desai
      A Second Nuclear Era? It’s Not Worth the Risk

      The building of nuclear plants in Japan has been in decline for years, and while the industry has pinned its hopes on developing nations’ energy thirst, so many improvements are still needed in safety, regulatory and compliance criteria.

  • Features
    • Daniel P. Aldrich
      Future Fission: Why Japan Won't Abandon Nuclear Power

      Some lay blame for the nuclear plant disaster on 'amakudari' - the cozy relationship between Japanese government regulators and the industries they regulate.

    • Joe Cochrane
      Slaughterhouse Diplomacy: Australia's Beef With Indonesia

      Diplomatic disputes over the years between Australia and Indonesia have ranged over a host of contentious issues, many of them involving charges by Australia of human rights abuses by the Indonesian government and military.

    • Greg Scarlatoiu, Troy Stangarone
      After the Arab Spring: A Role for Northeast Asia?

      While the US and Europe have been the most vocal supporters of the reform movements in the Middle East and North Africa, their past behavior in supporting authoritarian governments in the region may make them suspect partners in the transition process.

    • Salil Tripathi
      Singapore's Election: Where Victory Feels Like Defeat

      The People's Action Party has ruled Singapore since independence in 1965, with opposition parties barely ever able to dent its stranglehold on the ballot box. The most recent parliamentary elections were no exception.

    • Stephen P. Groff
      Getting Value for Money: Effective Aid, Effective Development

      An international forum to be held in Busan, South Korea, later this year will shed light on whether recent global initiatives to increase aid effectiveness are working and how they can be improved.

  • Book Reviews
    • John Delury
      Polar Opposites: Two New Histories of East Asia

      Powered by China's inexorable rise, East Asia is increasingly looked upon as a pillar in a multipolar world.

    • John Delury, Taehwan Kim
      A Roundup of Recent Titles

      Short reviews of The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott; 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang; etc

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