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Rethinking the Security Architecture of North East Asia

Victoria University Wellington Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 273, 2010

18 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2010  

Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Society of International Law

Sean Watts

Creighton University School of Law

Date Written: January 20, 2010

Abstract

In the aftermath of the Cold War, many questioned the continuing efficacy of collective security structures such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations Security Council. Yet North East Asia never enjoyed a formal, institutionalized collective security structure. As Russia and the United States compete with China for influence in North East Asia, this essay questions whether now is the time to consider such an arrangement. Central components to the issue are the equally vexing questions of how to approach North Korea and whether a new formalized security arrangement would include or exclude the People's Republic of China.

Keywords: Collective Security, North East Asia, National Security, International Relations, Security Alliance

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J. and Watts, Sean, Rethinking the Security Architecture of North East Asia (January 20, 2010). Victoria University Wellington Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 273, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1683630

Michael J. Kelly

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Sean Watts (Contact Author)

Creighton University School of Law ( email )

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