Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Myth of an Emerging Asian Community

The recent East Asian Summit had generated a lot of hype about it being a precursor to a larger East Asian community, something in the mould an Asian “European Union.” But as Dr Mohan Malik of the Asia-Pacific Center forSecurity Studies in Honolulu points out, major powers in Asia are yet to reconcile differences among themselves. And so long as this does not happen, there will be little movement towards any kind of greater Asian Union. India’s growing profile is worrying China while Sino-Japanese relations are at an all time low. This does not augur well for the future of Asia.


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