Dangerous Peace: New Rivalry in World Politics

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ters are losing their grip. The weakest of the economic blocs--Japanese Asia--contains, or perhaps we should say borders, the largest political entity in the world, China. The Middle Kingdom is hardly likely to be subjugated into a junior economic partner to Japan. The geopolitical map may also change fundamentally, particularly in Southeast Asia, as a result of China's continuing economic growth. China may need to import 33 million tons of food a year 2020. As for oil, by 2010 the Chinese wil each year be wanting to import the equivalent of half of Saudi Arabia's total current production. They may try to get at least a substantial part of their oil demand met from nearby areas, such as the southeastern part of the China Sea. Undoubtedly, this will lead to increasing Chinese force projection in the region. Meanwhile, India is also a new force to be reckoned with. The Middle East will likewise probably escape the grip of any likely economic center. Neither can Russia be safely accounted into the camp of any world pan-region in the making. In simple terms, new world powers are rising during the relative decline of older ones, winners of the Cold War. 29

The rise of new powers and the formation of a new international order is the key issue of the next century, with the rise of the successors of the current--and very transitory--tripartite world order of economic blocs. 30


Notes
1.
Thurow, Head to Head, 1993, p. 65; Kennedy, Preparing for the Twenty- First Century, p. 286; Michael R. Lucas, The Clinton Administration and the Search for a Multilateral Economic Policy: The Role of GATT, NAFTA and APEC, (unpublished manuscript: 1993), p. 3.
2.
Pentti Malaska, "Progress, Nature, Technology", WFSF XIII World Conference Paper, Turku ( Finland), August 28, 1993.
3.
Many observers of international trade insist that "what is certain about the future is that the growing regionalization of trade . . . with the formation of competitive trade blocs will continue [and] so-called 'regional mercantilism' is on the horizon." See, e.g., Wayne Sandholtz, Michael Borrus, et al, The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the New Security System ( New York: Oxford University Press), 1992, and also Singer and Wildavsky, The Real World Order.
4.
See, e.g., Robert Gilpin, The Political Economy of International Relations (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1987.
5.
For a good analysis, see Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition ( Boston: Little, Brown & Co.),

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 7
  • 2 - Collapsing Bipolarity 11
  • Notes 33
  • 3 - Emergence of the New Economic System 35
  • Notes 54
  • 4 - New Geopolitical Actors on the Rise 59
  • Notes 90
  • 5 - Toward a New Global Rivalry 97
  • Notes 109
  • 6 - The Global Order for the 21st Century: Positive Interrelationship or Conflictual Rivalry? 113
  • Notes 131
  • 7 - Constructing the Real Future 135
  • Notes 145
  • Appendix 149
  • Bibliography 171
  • About the Book and Author 183
  • Index 185
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