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Preventive Diplomacy in East Asia: Is it Enough to Manage Great Power Relations?

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Despite the numerous territorial disputes roiling East Asia, the region continues to avoid major war in the post-Cold War era. This finding goes against one of the fundamental predictions of neorealism: that security dilemmas and arms races are inevitable. Unfortunately, regional peace is increasingly difficult to maintain. Are current preventive measures going to be enough to preserve peace and security in East Asia?

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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

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Author Information: Professor Dahl is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received both her M.A. (in International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and Ph.D. in International Relations) from American University in Washington, D.C. Previously Dr. Dahl received her M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College.

Dr. Dahl’s research focuses on political, cultural, gender, and national identity dynamics as well as conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding efforts in East Asia. Her recent publications include ‘Oil and Water? The Philosophical Commitments of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution’, International Studies Review 14 (June 2012): 240-272 and ‘Sites of Contestation: What Apology Debates Tell Us about International Relations’, ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, Vol. III (October 2013): 116-149. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript about gender, diplomacy, and force.

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