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Trilateralism in Asia

Trilateralism in Asia
Edited by K. S. Nathan and M. Pathmanathan
205 pp, Antara, 1986

The Malaysian International Affairs Forum and the department of history at the University of Malaya have launched a series of seminars on U.S.-Japan-ASEAN relations in order to supplement the official dialogue. There is an excellent chapter on U.S.-ASEAN relations by Hans Indorf, a penetrating assessment by Sukhumbhand Paribatra of Thailand's perception of security, and a first-class chapter by K. S. Nathan on the evolution of U.S.-Soviet rivalry in Asia. The editors conclude with a cogent plea for closer interaction among the three major political actors in Pacific Asia.