Navigating Prosperity and Security in East Asia

Navigating Prosperity and Security in East Asia

Edited by: Shiro Armstrong orcid, Tom Westland, Adam Triggs

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The world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, are locked in a trade war, complicating policy choices internationally. These choices are sharper for the countries of East and Southeast Asia than they are elsewhere, because the multilateral rules-based economic order on which East Asian economic integration and cooperation is built is under threat.

Economic policy has never been separate from security considerations. For decades, the national security risks inherent in economic exchange have been mitigated under a US-led system that allowed the strengthening of economic ties, including between China and the rest of the world. But economics and security are increasingly entangled in a way that is damaging to both, creating a dangerous trade-off. Now, as global uncertainties grow, the risks of international exchange—rather than its benefits—are beginning to dominate the calculus for some policymakers.

Against this backdrop, how can Southeast Asian countries and US allies in Asia balance their security interests and their economic interests? And how can these countries, individually and collectively, broaden their policy options and deepen economic integration? This volume investigates the domestic and international dimensions of these questions.


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May 2023
ANU Press
Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Social Policy & Administration
East Asia: China; North America: United States; Southeast Asia

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  1. Economic integration and the new strategic environment in East Asia (PDF, 0.1MB)Shiro Armstrong, Tom Westland and Adam Triggs doi
  2. Prosperity, security and social wellbeing in a messy world (PDF, 0.2MB)Gordon de Brouwer doi
  3. International rules and strategic policy space (PDF, 0.1MB)Shiro Armstrong doi
  4. Complex trade-offs: Economic openness and security in Australia (PDF, 0.2MB)Adam Triggs and Peter Drysdale doi
  5. ‘Japan First’? Economic security in a world of uncertainty (PDF, 0.3MB)Shiro Armstrong and Shujiro Urata doi
  6. Strategic interests, regional integration and international economic policy in Indonesia (PDF, 0.2MB)Yose Rizal Damuri, Rocky Intan and Dandy Rafitrandi doi
  7. Malaysia’s economic engagement with China: A consideration of the economics and security nexus (PDF, 0.2MB)Shankaran Nambiar doi
  8. Economic integration and national security in a strategic policymaking environment: The case of Vietnam (PDF, 0.3MB)Thanh Tri Vo and Duong Anh Nguyen doi
  9. ASEAN and the role of Asian regionalism in managing asymmetric power (PDF, 0.2MB)Peter Drysdale, Dionisius Narjoko and Rebecca St Maria doi
  10. Asia’s economic and political security in a shifting global order (PDF, 0.2MB)Peter Drysdale, Amy King and Adam Triggs doi

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