Integration of East Asian Summit Countries, and USA Interests

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-5-65-70

E. Arapova, MGIMO University, 76, prosp. Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article is devoted to the development of economic integration in Asian-Pacific Region. The author analyses integration structures created in the region (both formal and informal) and modern concepts of East Asian integration from the point of economic and political interests of its active participants, such as China and Japan. The research of the U.S. strategic interests takes a special place in the article as they have substantial economic and political potential to influence the development of integration in APR.

Keywords: free trade area, East Asia, East-Asian Summit, Asian-Pacific Region, the USA, PRC, economic integration, regional cooperation, trade agreement, ASEAN+3, SEAN+6

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Arapova E. Integration of East Asian Summit Countries, and USA Interests. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 5, pp. 65-70.

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