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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. Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia

    Crisis Behaviour and the Bomb

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, S. Paul Kapur

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume explores competing perspectives on the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment. The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the world’s foremost security concerns. The effect of nuclear weapons on the behaviour of newly nuclear states, and the...

    Published February 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Nuclear Weapons and Conflict Transformation

    The Case of India-Pakistan

    By Saira Khan

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This new volume explores what the acquisition of nuclear weapons means for the life of a protracted conflict. The book argues that the significance of the possession of nuclear weapons in conflict resolution has been previously overlooked. Saira Khan argues that the acquisition of nuclear...

    Published January 4th 2010 by Routledge

  3. China, the United States, and South-East Asia

    Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics

    Edited by Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific. Most of...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. South Asia's Cold War

    Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective

    By Rajesh M. Basrur

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book is a ground-breaking analysis of the India-Pakistan nuclear confrontation as a form of ‘cold war’ – that is, a hostile relationship between nuclear rivals. Drawing on nuclear rivalries between similar pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United...

    Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge

  5. China's War on Terrorism

    Counter-Insurgency, Politics and Internal Security

    By Martin I. Wayne

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    China’s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government’s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the...

    Published June 26th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

    Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

    Edited by Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, Chung-Chian Teng

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait. In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes: general and NGO...

    Published June 26th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making

    Confucianism, Leadership and War

    By Huiyun Feng

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    Examining the major academic and policy debates over China’s rise and related policy issues, this book looks into the motivations and intentions of a rising China. Most of the scholarly works on China’s rise approach the question at a structural level by looking at the international system and the...

    Published June 26th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Rise of China and International Security

    America and Asia Respond

    Edited by Kevin J. Cooney, Yoichiro Sato

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 26th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War

    The Last Maoist War

    By Edward C. O'Dowd

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This well-researched volume examines the Sino-Vietnamese hostilities of the late 1970s and 1980s, attempting to understand them as strategic, operational and tactical events. The Sino-Vietnamese War was the third Indochina war, and contemporary Southeast Asia cannot be properly understood unless...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Asia-Pacific Security

    US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle

    Edited by William Tow, Mark Thomson, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Satu Limaye

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The aim of this book is to explore the implications stemming from the recent upgrading of Australia-Japan-US security interactions and the implications for Asia-Pacific regional security that these represent. While a fully functioning trilateral security alliance binding Australia, Japan and...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge