Escalation in Northeast Asia: A strategic challenge for Australia

Author (s): Robert Ayson, Desmond Ball
Publisher: Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
Publication type: Discussion papers
Publication date: 2014

Even if the leaders of China and Japan can lessen the significant political tensions between North Asia’s two biggest powers, the East China Sea dispute could still spark a bilateral war which might also bring in the United States. Robert Ayson and Desmond Ball examine the possible escalation of conflict between China and Japan and the implications for Australia and the US.

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