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Asian Security Studies

Series Editor: Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Joseph Chinyong Liow

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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  1. Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait

    In the shadow of China

    Edited by Ming-chin Monique Chu, Scott L. Kastner

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book presents an interdisciplinary examination of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the complex dynamics at play in the region. Since the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan’s president in 2008, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait—long viewed as one of Asia’s most volatile potential...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Power Transition and International Order in Asia

    Issues and challenges

    Edited by Peter Shearman

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in East and Southeast Asia. Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers, the big question today concerns the rise of China, the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. US Taiwan Policy

    Constructing the Triangle

    By Øystein Tunsjø

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

    Adjusting Western regional policy

    Edited by Joachim Krause, Charles King Mallory, IV

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios and to examine policy options. It also undertakes a critical review of the...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Arms Race in Asia

    Trends, causes and implications

    By Andrew T.H. Tan

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book is the first systematic examination of the emerging arms race in Asia. The global trade in arms is to a large degree underpinned by the strong demand for arms in Asia and the Middle East, the two largest arms export markets in the world. Of these two regions Asia has become particularly...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

    The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004

    By Praveen Swami

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami&...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Security Practices in South Asia

    Securitization Theory and the Role of Non-State Actors

    By Monika Barthwal-Datta

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book explores the ways in which non-state actors (NSAs) in South Asia are involved in securitizing non-traditional security challenges in the region at the sub-state level. South Asia is the epicentre of some of the most significant international security challenges today. Yet, the...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia

    Edited by Rajat Ganguly

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia. The concept of territorial or regional autonomy holds centre stage in the literature on...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. US-Japan-North Korea Security Relations

    Irrepressible Interests

    By Anthony DiFilippo

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the major security and related issues between the United States, Japan and North Korea (officially, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - DPRK). Although focusing mainly on current issues, this book also provides sufficient historical background to enable readers...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Crime-Terror Nexus in South Asia

    States, Security and Non-State Actors

    By Ryan Clarke

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the crime-terror nexus in South Asia, focusing in particular on the activities of non-state actors that operate out of Pakistan, and challenges the conventional wisdom that the Pakistan Taleban (TTP) and Al-Qaeda are Pakistan’s most serious security threats. Much research has...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge