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Asia's Regional ArchitectureAlliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century$
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Andrew Yeo

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781503608443

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503608443.001.0001

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Complex Patchwork: 2008–2017

Complex Patchwork: 2008–2017

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Asia's Regional Architecture

Andrew Yeo

Stanford University Press

This chapter demonstrates how the complex patchwork of overlapping institutions in Asia is largely a product of historical institutional processes. Between bilateralism and multilateralism, a variety of mini-laterals, preferential trade agreements, and track II dialogues have grown to become an important part of the institutional landscape. Policy makers turned to these additional informal outlets to advance regional economic and security goals. The chapter describes US alliance relationships with Australia and the Philippines during the period of the US pivot to Asia, as well as the growth of new security partnerships with Singapore and Vietnam. It also explores trilateral relations and the rise of multilateral trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Keywords:   Asia pivot, Obama, RCEP, TPP, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, alliance politics, trilateralism

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