Non-use of force, Non-Interference and Security – The Case of Pacific Asia
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The paper investigates the linkages between some key dimensions of the Charter of the United Nations and the issue of security. This is done through an examination of two key norms of the Charter, the prohibition of the use of force in inter-state relations and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of states. The empirical application of these principles and their impact on regional security is in the Pacific Asia region through the study of the foreign policy of China and the study of the principles governing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This is motivated by the fact that both China and ASEAN put strong emphasis on non-use of force in inter-states relations and on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. The paper is concluded by a broader discussion on the linkage between non-use of force, non-interference and security.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67954DiVA: diva2:471307
Paper prepared for Panel 2: “Asia”, The 2009 Conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research – “The Development and Security Nexus”. Hosted by the Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS), Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 6-7 November 2009