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Asian Security Studies


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Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

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India's Nuclear Proliferation Policy: The Impact of Secrecy on Decision Making, 1980–2010

India's Nuclear Proliferation Policy: The Impact of Secrecy on Decision Making, 1980–2010

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gaurav Kampani
December 10, 2019

This book examines India’s nuclear program, and it shows how secrecy inhibits learning in states and corrodes the capacity of decision-makers to generate optimal policy choices. Focusing on clandestine Indian nuclear proliferation during 1980–2010, the book argues that efficient decision-making is...

Reshaping the Chinese Military: The PLA's Roles and Missions in the Xi Jinping Era

Reshaping the Chinese Military: The PLA's Roles and Missions in the Xi Jinping Era

1st Edition

Richard A. Bitzinger, James Char
November 28, 2018

This edited volume examines the recalibration of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) roles and missions in China’s domestic and foreign policymaking since Xi Jinping’s ascension to power in late 2012. This book explores how China’s growing military prowess, along with Beijing’s ongoing shift away...

China’s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs: The Dragon Strikes

China’s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs: The Dragon Strikes

1st Edition

Markus B. Liegl
September 27, 2018

This book explains why China has resorted to the use of large-scale military force in foreign affairs. How will China use its growing military might in coming crisis and existing conflicts? This book contributes to the current debate on the future of the Asia-Pacific region by examining why China...

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Assistance

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Assistance

1st Edition

Henrik Stålhane Hiim
July 30, 2018

This book explores China’s approach to the nuclear programs in Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. A major power with access to nuclear technology, China has a significant impact on international nuclear weapons proliferation, but its attitude towards the spread of the bomb has been inconsistent....

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia and Political Islam: Identity, Ideology and Religio-Political Mobilization

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia and Political Islam: Identity, Ideology and Religio-Political Mobilization

1st Edition

Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman
May 31, 2018

This book offers a timely examination of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), a chapter of the transnational movement Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), whose key aim is the revival of the caliphate. It cautions against an overly simplistic read of a group like HTI and political Islam in Indonesia. While there is...

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: Rise of an Indo-Pacific Power

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: Rise of an Indo-Pacific Power

1st Edition

Vibhanshu Shekhar
March 21, 2018

This book examines the changes in Indonesian foreign policy during the 21st century as it seeks to position itself as a great power in the Indo-Pacific region. The rise of 21st-century Indonesia is becoming a permanent fixture in both the domestic and global discourses. Though there has been...

China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute: Escalation and De-escalation

China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute: Escalation and De-escalation

1st Edition

Balazs Szanto
December 04, 2017

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute from a foreign policy perspective, focusing on three key stakeholders: China, Japan and the United States. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute is a prominent territorial dispute between China and Japan. This book critically assesses that dispute...

China and Nordic Diplomacy

China and Nordic Diplomacy

1st Edition

Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Marc Lanteigne
October 10, 2017

This book seeks to explore Nordic approaches to China and the idea of sub-regional diplomacy. China’s multi-tiered approach to Europe can be seen vividly in the Nordic sub-region, which has been engaging Beijing through a variety of different means corresponding to the political and economic...

Chinese Foreign Relations with Weak Peripheral States: Asymmetrical Economic Power and Insecurity

Chinese Foreign Relations with Weak Peripheral States: Asymmetrical Economic Power and Insecurity

1st Edition

Jeffrey Reeves
June 30, 2017

This book examines China’s relations with its weak peripheral states through the theoretical lens of structural power and structural violence. China’s foreign policy concepts toward its weak neighbouring states, such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy, are premised on the assumption that...

Chinese-Japanese Competition and the East Asian Security Complex: Vying for Influence

Chinese-Japanese Competition and the East Asian Security Complex: Vying for Influence

1st Edition

Jeffrey Reeves, Jeffrey Hornung, Kerry Lynn Nankivell
June 02, 2017

This volume examines contemporary diplomatic, economic, and security competition between China and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region. The book outlines the role that Sino-Japanese competition plays in East Asian security, an area of study largely overlooked in contemporary writing on Asian security...

Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan

Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan

1st Edition

Shaun Gregory
May 25, 2017

This volume examines the trajectory of Pakistan’s democratic transition and the implications of this change for its security. In May 2013, for the first time in its 66-year history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to...

Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia-Pacific: Evolving Interests and Strategies

Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia-Pacific: Evolving Interests and Strategies

1st Edition

Steven B. Rothman, Utpal Vyas, Yoichiro Sato
April 06, 2017

This volume discusses the relationship between economics, geopolitics and regional institutional growth and development in the Asia-Pacific region. How do states (re)define their relationships amid the current global power transition? How do rival actors influence the rules and formation of new...

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