Efforts to build an East Asia community have gained momentum over the past decade as East Asian leaders seek to strengthen regional cooperation and stabilize regional relations in a period of dynamic change and shifting balances of power. While community building is still at an early stage, there is a growing sense it has reached a historic crossroads where it can be further advanced or alternatively succumb to East Asia’s many disparities and emerging rivalries. In East Asia at a Crossroads, leading policy experts from inside and outside the region analyze the dynamics of regional community building and propose ways of moving forward to enhance regional peace and prosperity while strengthening East Asia’s capacity to meet its growing responsibilities.
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Jusuf Wanandi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta