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Internal conflict and regional security in Asia and the Pacific

Reilly, B. (2002) Internal conflict and regional security in Asia and the Pacific. Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change, 14 (1). pp. 7-21.

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This paper examines the impact of increasing intra-state conflict in the Asia Pacific on domestic, regional and international security. It focuses on secessionist conflicts and self-determination disputes in South-East Asia and the South Pacific. It looks at the reasons behind the increase in such internal conflicts, including the proliferation of weak, ethnically diverse states; the impacts of modernization and democratization; and changing international norms in relation to the creation of new states. Finally, it examines the way that intra-state conflict impacts upon the international security agenda via the involvement of distant actors; the internationalization of domestic disputes; cross-border movements of arms and people; increasing threats to maritime transport; and the potential for increased superpower competition in the region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: (c) 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd
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