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Disputed Islands Crisis between Japan and China: Power Shift and Institutional Failure

September 28, 2010 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #24 – Japan and China just experienced one of their most intense confrontations in recent memory over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands. This is more than an oddly outdated conflict over Westphalian sovereignty in a period of intense globalization. It is about the shifting balance of power and the absence of bilateral and regional institutions to manage the shift. […]