By Kimie Hara
After international warfare II, many nearby conflicts emerged within the Asia-Pacific, corresponding to the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands difficulties. those and different disputes, comparable to the Okinawa challenge when it comes to the USA army presence within the zone, all percentage an incredible universal origin within the post-war disposition of Japan, relatively the 1951 Peace Treaty. Signed by way of forty-nine international locations in San Francisco, this multilateral treaty considerably formed the post-war overseas order within the sector, and with its linked protection preparations, laid the root for the local chilly conflict constitution, the "San Francisco System."
This booklet examines the background and modern implications of the "San Francisco System," with specific specialize in its frontier difficulties. Drawing on broad archival study and in-depth research, Kimie Hara uncovers key hyperlinks among the nearby difficulties within the Asia-Pacific and their underlying organization with Japan, and explores the clues for his or her destiny solution in the multilateral context within which they originated. Cold warfare Frontiers within the Asia-Pacific will entice scholars and students attracted to diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific zone, diplomatic historical past and eastern diplomacy.