The Meaning of ASEAN in the Regional Security Architecture

  • Quang Minh Pham
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Pham Quang Minh suggests that China-Japan rivalry, as well as China-US rivalry, leaves Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a regional leadership position by default. Despite their flaws, ASEAN mechanisms and norms have helped to peacefully manage bilateral conflicts among its members and build wider and more inclusive regional economic and security cooperation. The rise of China-US rivalry and South China Sea territorial disputes are challenges that ASEAN must meet by remaining united and defending ASEAN centrality in regional construction.


Southeast Asian Country ASEAN Member Great Mekong Subregion Middle Power East Asia Summit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quang Minh Pham
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  1. 1.Rector, University of Social Sciences and HumanitiesVietnam National University-HanoiHanoiVietnam

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