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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. Taiwan's Security

    History and Prospects

    By Bernard Cole

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This is the first explanation and evaluation of Taiwan’s defence forces and infrastructure. It examines not only Taiwan’s armed forces, but also its Ministry of National Defence, personnel issues, and civil-military relations. This book provides crucial base-line data and evaluation of one of...

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia

    By Zachary Abuza

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam...

    Published October 6th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia

    Disrupting Violence

    Edited by Linell E. Cady, Sheldon W. Simon

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    A major new contribution to comparative and multidisciplinary scholarship on the alignment of religion and violence in the contemporary world, with a special focus on South and Southeast Asia. Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia shows how this region is the site of recent...

    Published September 20th 2007 by Routledge

  4. China and International Institutions

    Alternate Paths to Global Power

    By Marc Lanteigne

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    China has shifted its foreign policy from one that avoided engagement in international organizations to one that is now embracing them. These moves present a new challenge to international relations theory. How will the global community be affected by the engagement of this massive global power...

    Published September 20th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States

    Institutional Incentives, Myths and Counter-Balancing

    By Brian Shoup

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    Interethnic competition in plural societies is often characterized by a ‘counterbalance’ of political and economic strength between different groups. In such cases, tensions emerge as politically dominant groups fear loss of hegemony to more economically aggressive groups. Likewise, economically...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  6. US-Indian Strategic Cooperation into the 21st Century

    More than Words

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Brian Shoup

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    In this edited book, leading scholars and analysts trace the origins, evolution and the current state of Indo-US strategic cooperation. During the Cold War, owing to opposing grand strategies, the two states frequently found themselves at odds. With the end of the Cold War and the demise of the...

    Published August 9th 2006 by Routledge

  7. If China Attacks Taiwan

    Military Strategy, Politics and Economics

    Edited by Steve Tsang

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This is a new analysis of the key issues facing Chinese policy makers in their approach towards Taiwan. This is one of the most tense and potentially explosive relationships in world politics. This book explains succinctly the impetus, the methods and the consequences if China is to use force, a...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Civil-Military Relations

    The Transformation of the People's Liberation Army

    Edited by Nan Li

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This new book addresses three key issues: What has changed in Chinese civil-military relations? What can account for changes? And what are the implications for Chinese security policy and strategic behaviour? It tackles these questions by keenly assessing civil-military dynamics in elite politics...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  9. China's Rising Sea Power

    The PLA Navy's Submarine Challenge

    By Peter Howarth

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This is a fascinating insight into China’s strategic abilities and ambitions, probing the real depths of its plans for the twenty-first century. China's Rising Sea Power explores similarities between China’s strategic outlook today and that of earlier continental powers whose submarine fleets...

    Published January 26th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Chinese Army Today

    Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century

    By Dennis J. Blasko, Dennis J. Blasko

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The Chinese Army Today is a completely unique and comprehensive study of all elements of the Chinese military, focusing on its ground forces to a degree not found in any other contemporary works. In 1999, the military modernization program of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army that had been...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge