Security and Dis-armaments in Asia and the Pacific: Development and Prospects

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Azra Sarwar Kandhir


Security is today a complex concept comprising a wide range of military, political, economic, ecological, socio cultural and humanitarian components. In the light of the considerable success achieved recently in reducing international tensions, a long term tendency has become apparent in practice towards reducing the role of military powers as a means of maintaining security at all levels, with a simultaneous sharp increase in the importance and significance of non-military factors for ensuring security. Detente between North and South Korea, in activity of hostilities, among waring groups in Kampuchea, flexibility in relations between Moscow and Tokyo and China's willingness to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; account for substantial reduction of tension in the Asia Pacific Region

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