Abstract and Keywords
This chapter highlights how, despite different polities, regional security institutions in Asia’s subregions are tied together by common institutional features, comprehensive security considerations, and smaller-power concerns. This chapter considers institutional trends in Asia’s different subregions as products of transitioning post–Cold War regional systems in which new security institutions have provided new avenues by which to negotiate the roles of both status quo and rising powers. Particular attention is given to China’s growing ties with each subregion (East / Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia), especially the opportunities and challenges it represents for secondary powers vis-à-vis status quo powers and systems of relations. It further considers processes of institutional diffusion aided by Asia’s overlapping memberships and demonstration effects associated especially with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
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