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Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series Editor: Leszek Buszynski, William Tow

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University

New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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1-10 of 27 results in Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
  1. Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia

    Edited by Rajesh Basrur, Koh Swee Lean Collin

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The rising demand for energy, the higher costs of oil and gas, and the association of fossil fuels with adverse climate change have all brought a renewed interest in nuclear energy. Nuclear power, however, is itself controversial, because of its costs, its environmental effects and the security...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

    Managing Risk and Resilience

    Edited by Lorraine Elliott, Mely Caballero-Anthony

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. India's Ocean

    The Story of India's Bid for Regional Leadership

    By David Brewster

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book assesses India’s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India’s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Defence Planning and Uncertainty

    Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

    By Stephan Frühling

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia

    Edited by Ralf Emmers

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book examines the evolving multilateral security arrangements in East Asia, with a focus on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It explores the function and relevance of ASEAN in East Asia's emerging institutional security landscape. These issues have direct...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. India as an Asia Pacific Power

    By David Brewster

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The emergence of India as a regional and potentially global power is forcing us to rethink our mental map of the Asia Pacific. We are only just beginning to discern how India may alter the global economic landscape. How will the rise of India change the strategic landscape of Asia and beyond? This...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Negotiating with North Korea

    The Six Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue

    By Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has provoked much apprehension in the international community in recent years. The Six Party Talks were convened in 2003 to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. They brought together the US, China, Russia, Japan as well as North and South Korea...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. ASEAN Regionalism

    Cooperation, Values and Institutionalisation

    By Christopher B. Roberts

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book examines the key motivations for and challenges to greater regional integration in Southeast Asia. It demonstrates how security and economic concerns -domestic, regional and international - have either contributed to, or detracted from, an increased level of unity and cooperation in ASEAN...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Asia-Pacific Security

    Contending Cooperation

    Edited by William T. Tow, Brendan Taylor

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Many scholars of international relations in Asia regard bilateralism and multilateralism as alternative and mutually exclusive approaches to security co-operation. They argue that multilateral associations such as ASEAN will eventually replace the system of bilateral alliances which were the...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Ten Years After 9/11 - Rethinking the Jihadist Threat

    By Arabinda Acharya

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Ten years after the 9/11 attacks this book reassesses the effectiveness of the "War on Terror", considers how al-Qaeda and other jihadist movements are faring, explores the impact of wider developments in the Islamic world such as the Arab Spring, and discusses whether all this suggests that a new...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge