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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 28 results in Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
  1. The South China Sea Maritime Dispute

    Political, Legal and Regional Perspectives

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski, Christopher B. Roberts

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The South China Sea is a major strategic waterway for trade and oil shipments to Japan, Korea as well as southern China. It has been the focus of a maritime dispute which has continued now for over six decades, with competing claims from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei....

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia

    Implications for Regional Security

    Edited by Joshua Ho, Sam Bateman

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action
    Edited by Sorpong Peou
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  2. South Asia's Nuclear Security
    By Bhumitra Chakma
    To Be Published January 6th 2015
  3. The New US Strategy towards Asia: Adapting to the American Pivot
    Edited by William T Tow, Douglas Stuart
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  4. The Foundation of Japan's Security Policy: The Yoshida Doctrine Updated
    By Naoko Kumagai
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  5. Myanmar’s Strategic Choices
    By Helen James
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  6. Burma's Security: Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions
    By Andrew Selth
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  7. Maritime Security in East Asia: Cross Currents of Law, Politics and Strategy
    By Sam Bateman
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  8. ASEAN Reinvented: From Crisis to Community and Charter
    Edited by Simon Tay
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  9. Asia's Nuclear Futures
    By Chung Min Lee
    To Be Published September 1st 2015

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