POTENTIAL DISRUPTIVE ACTORS IN EAST ASIAN GEOPOLITICAL DISCOURSE
Contemporary East Asian geopolitical issues show an impression that is so thick with militaristic nuances that it is pessimistic. This pessimism is natural because it is based on threats. This research seeks to explain threats through other schemes that might lead to other conclusions. Using an eclecticist approach that brings together national interests and interdependence, this research finds that it is difficult to arrive at open military conflict. Without avoiding the reality of open conflict, the eclecticism that combines national interests and interdependence ultimately leads to the conclusion that by adhering to the Cold War model, this situation allows the existence of potential disruptive actors that are schemed to destroy the network of multilateralism.
Keywords: Disruptive, Threat, Eclecticism, Interdependence, National Interest