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Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia: The Politics of Military Operations Other Than War

Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia: The Politics of Military Operations Other Than War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Muhamad Haripin
October 22, 2019

This book examines military operations other than war (MOOTW) of the Indonesian military in the post-Suharto period and argues that the twin development of democratic consolidation, marked by ‘stable’ civil-military relations in 2004-2014 under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency, and the...

Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: New Technologies and Challenges to Sustainable Peace

Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: New Technologies and Challenges to Sustainable Peace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rizwana Abbasi, Zafar Khan
July 12, 2019

This book explores evolving patterns of nuclear deterrence, the impact of new technologies, and changing deterrent force postures in the South Asian region to assess future challenges for sustainable peace and stability. Under the core principles of security dilemma, this book analyses the...

Vietnam, Territoriality and the South China Sea: Paracel and Spratly Islands

Vietnam, Territoriality and the South China Sea: Paracel and Spratly Islands

1st Edition

Hãn Nguyên Nguyễn Nhã, Vinh-The Lam
October 17, 2018

The conflict in the South China Sea, especially the sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Islands, is of international interest and significance. Territorial claims from various countries impact on maritime freedom and result in the exploitation of natural resources in either international waters or...

The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry

The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry

1st Edition

Anna Costa
October 16, 2017

This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book...

Arming Asia: Technonationalism and its Impact on Local Defense Industries

Arming Asia: Technonationalism and its Impact on Local Defense Industries

1st Edition

Richard Bitzinger
January 09, 2017

Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The...

The Origins of U.S. Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute: Okinawa's Reversion and the Senkaku Islands

The Origins of U.S. Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute: Okinawa's Reversion and the Senkaku Islands

1st Edition

Robert D. Eldridge
July 20, 2016

Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two...

India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle

India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle

1st Edition

Ashok Kapur
February 28, 2016

This book traces the triangular strategic relationship of India, Pakistan and China over the second half of the twentieth century, and shows how two enmities – Sino-Indian and Indo-Pakistani – and one friendship – Sino-Pakistani – defined the distribution of power and the patterns of relationships...

China's Strategic Competition with the United States

China's Strategic Competition with the United States

1st Edition

Russell Ong
October 07, 2013

This book examines the transformation and the multifaceted nature of the relationship between US and China in the post-Cold War era. It examines their nature and implications of their strategic competition in military, political and economic terms, as well as in relation to Taiwan, Japan, the...

China's Rise - Threat or Opportunity?

China's Rise - Threat or Opportunity?

1st Edition

Herbert S. Yee
February 14, 2013

The phenomenal growth of Chinese economic and military power in the first decade of the 21st century has drawn world-wide attention. Perceptions of China's rise have shifted from seeing China as a threat to a more mixed view, where China is seen as playing a key role in economic recovery, taking an...

Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security

Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security

1st Edition

Ian Storey
February 14, 2013

Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart the development of Southeast Asia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)...

Taiwan's Defense Reform

Taiwan's Defense Reform

1st Edition

Martin Edmonds, Michael M. Tsai
July 13, 2012

The stand-off across the Straits of Taiwan continues to be one of the most dangerous confrontations in Asia. The technical superiority of the Taiwanese forces has been a major factor in maintaining balance, but as mainland China's armed forces modernize, Taiwan's advantages are being eroded. In...

China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Russell Ong
June 01, 2010

The collapse of communism in Europe, the quest for economic security and the War on Terror have all affected China's view of security matters. Ong provides a comprehensive study of the new policy and security challenges China faces in the coming years. Covering all of China's current...

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