Anthony Milner

In Asia, regionalism is characterized by plurality and contest. The building of regional institutions in Asia not only responds to the need for practical co-operation in commercial, security and other matters, but also becomes shaped by national rivalries and historical and cultural forces. Sharp tension between China and Japan perhaps emerges as the most dangerous dynamic. Asia, following its recent economic triumphs, is in a phase of far-reaching transition: its seemingly disorganized regional architecture reflects a deeper strategic turmoil, and one encompassing issues of identity. The term ‘regionalism’ conveys conceptions of intentional, top-down region-building. The process of ‘regionalization’, alternatively,Read More
Prof. Anthony Milner Australian National University Professor Anthony (Tony) Milner is currently Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya. In Australia he is Basham Professor of Asian History at the Australian National University and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD at Cornell, and has had visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the National University of Singapore, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, KyotoRead More