This paper discusses the profile and roles of Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) as an
epistemic community in East Asia that encourages economic cooperation in the region. As a medium of
second track diplomacy, NEAT has been complementing first track diplomacy and other tracks that were
utilized by Japan and China to defend their interests. The two countries sought to integrate the first and second
track diplomacy in creating economic cooperation in East Asia.
Sinaga O, Mursitama T. N and Yudono M. (2013). Epistemic community and the role of second track diplomacy in east asia economic cooperation. World Applied Sciences Journal , 28 (1), 36-44.