NORTHEAST ASIA TODAY: AN OVERVIEW
Northeast Asia is one of the most important among the world’s diverse sectors, whether the measure be economic, political, or strategic. Despite the attention directed toward the Middle East currently, it is in Northeast Asia that the four major global powers interact most closely, with their domestic and foreign policies having a world-wide impact. China, Japan, and Russia are each a part of the region, and the United States, while not geographically present, is deeply involved in every respect.
Author – the outstanding expert of this region – analyses some crucial problems to the contemporary Northeast Asia. He points on the relations among the three forces – internationalism, nationalism and communalism as the determinative to stability and capacity for development of the region. In this context he researches the cases of “success stories” of the main actors – China, Republic of Korea and Japan – comparing them with some elements of uncertainty, in domestic as well as in the international scene, which are still present.