ASEAN and the Dynamics of Resistance to Sovereignty Violation: The Case of the Third Indochina War (1978–1991)

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This article investigates the history of ASEAN’s relationship to external intervention in regional affairs. It addresses a specific question: What was the basic cause of the success of ASEAN resistance to the Vietnamese challenge to ASEAN’s sovereignty from 1978-1991? ASEAN’s history is understood in terms of a realist theoretical logic, in terms of the relationship between an ASEAN state with the most compelling interests at stake in a given issue, which I call a ‘vanguard state,’ and selected external powers. Using the Third Indochina War (1978–1991) as a case study, this article contends that ASEAN’s ability to resist violations to the sovereignty of Thailand from a Soviet-backed Vietnam is a consequence of high interest convergence between Thailand, and a designated external power, China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-221
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Asian Security and International Affairs
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2015

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Southgate, Laura. / ASEAN and the Dynamics of Resistance to Sovereignty Violation : The Case of the Third Indochina War (1978–1991). In: Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 200-221.
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