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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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11-20 of 28 results in Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
  1. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power

    Between Rising Naval Powers

    Edited by Sam Bateman, Joshua Ho

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book examines the emerging maritime security scene in Southeast Asia. It considers highly topical implications for the region of possible strategic competition between China and India - the rising naval powers of Asia - with a possible naval "arms race" emerging between these countries both...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Energy Security in Asia

    Edited by Michael Wesley

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book explores the various dimensions of energy security in Asia – which has become an increasingly important geopolitical issue. Reputable international contributors look at the roles played by each of the major energy importers: the United States, China, Japan and India, as well as the main...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security

    Edited by Brad Williams, Andrew Newman

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The threats to security in Southeast Asia have been serious and constant since the end of the Second World War. The book provides an absorbing account of the evolution of a key axis of regional stability - defence contacts between Japan and Australia, tracing the relationship from the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Regional Co-operation and Its Enemies in Northeast Asia

    The Impact of Domestic Forces

    Edited by Edward Friedman, Sung Chull Kim

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Examining the prospects for building a regional community in Northeast Asia, this book considers the foreign policies of the individual states as well as the impact of domestic politics on the regionalist agenda. It outlines the emerging Northeast Asian community and the domestic...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Security and International Politics in the South China Sea

    Towards a co-operative management regime

    Edited by Sam Bateman, Ralf Emmers

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The South China Sea has long been regarded as a major source of tension and instability in East Asia. Managing the risk of possible conflict over disputed claims in the South China Sea has been a significant challenge for regional relations. This book explores international politics and security in...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Geopolitics and Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia

    By Ralf Emmers

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Geopolitics is a crucial element in understanding international relations in East Asia, with major and medium powers competing for influence. This book examines geopolitics in East Asia, focusing in particular on its major, contentious maritime territorial disputes. It looks in particular detail at...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. American Sanctions in the Asia-Pacific

    By Brendan Taylor

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Sanctions are a persistent – many would argue increasingly central – component of American efforts to shape foreign policy outcomes in the Asia-Pacific. The use of sanctions in the context of two of the most pressing regional security issues currently on Washington’s radar – the ongoing North...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Human Security in Southeast Asia

    By Yukiko Nishikawa

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    There is a growing interest in human security in Southeast Asia. This book firstly explores the theoretical and conceptual basis of human security, before focusing on the region itself. It shows how human security has been taken up as a central part of security policy in individual states in...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action
    Edited by Sorpong Peou
    To Be Published December 3rd 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. Burma's Security: Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions
    By Andrew Selth
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  5. Maritime Security in East Asia: Cross Currents of Law, Politics and Strategy
    By Sam Bateman
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  6. ASEAN Reinvented: From Crisis to Community and Charter
    Edited by Simon Tay
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  7. Asia's Nuclear Futures
    By Chung Min Lee
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  8. The Foundation of Japan's Security Policy: The Yoshida Doctrine Updated
    By Naoko Kumagai
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  9. Myanmar’s Strategic Choices
    By Helen James
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  10. Dispute Resolution in the South China Sea
    By Mohd Nizam Basiron
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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