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From the Center to the Periphery: Hawai‘i and the Pacific Community

Tomoko Akami

in Hawaii at the Crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832254
eISBN:
9780824869267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832254.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the notion of a Pacific Community, an imagined community centered in the crossroads of Hawai‘i and the trans-Pacific relations in the 1920s. It was an expression of an ... More


Lessons from Europe 1914 for Asia 2014: Reflections on the Centenary of the Outbreak of World War I

Kevin Rudd

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

World War I was not inevitable, but the balance of power allowed war to occur. Local conflicts were allowed to escalate into more general conflict, globalization did not prevent conflict, and there ... More


America and Russia pivot towards Asia: political differences yield to economic rivalry

James W. Peterson

in Russian-American Relations in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105783
eISBN:
9781526128553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105783.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Both America and Russia, for different reasons, decided to undertake a policy pivot towards Asia. For President Obama, such a pivot may have represented a needed change from preoccupation with tough ... More


Indonesia: Inherent Weakness and Increasing Leverage

Robert R. Bianchi

in China and the Islamic World: How the New Silk Road is Transforming Global Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190915285
eISBN:
9780190915315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915285.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

With Indonesia, the Chinese are doubly vulnerable. Racial and religious prejudice against Indonesians of Chinese descent threatens both government and private business deals. At the same time, ... More


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