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5-minute Lowy Lunch: Asia stability

By

Andrew Carr

@AOCarr

29 August 2011 08:49

Has the West (and Australia) begun to make 'China' a synonym for 'Asia'? In last week's Wednesday Lowy Lunch, Michael Wesley, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, argues that the rise-of-Asia story and future stability in our region is dependent upon many, many more countries.

Noting that several stability-inducing factors such as 'balanced disparity' are coming to a close, Wesley examines the various options available for maintaining order in our region. The Interpreter interviewed him afterwards, to draw out some of the key themes:

In a related note, congratulations to Michael for winning the John Button Prize for his book There Goes the Neighbourhood.