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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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21-27 of 27 results in Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
  1. Japan's Peace-Building Diplomacy in Asia

    Seeking a More Active Political Role

    By Peng Er Lam

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The conventional portrayal of Japan’s role in international affairs is of a passive political player which – despite its position as the world’s second largest economic power – punches below its weight on the world stage: its foreign policy driven by Washington, mercantilism and constrained by...

    Published October 21st 2011 by Routledge

  2. North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008

    By Narushige Michishita

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book examines North Korea’s nuclear diplomacy over a long time period from the early 1960s, setting its dangerous brinkmanship in the wider context of North Korea’s military and diplomatic campaigns to achieve its political goals. It argues that the last four decades of military adventurism...

    Published April 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Pakistan is a vitally important country in the contemporary global political system. It is a de facto nuclear state, and a pivotal country in the War on Terror. This book provides a comprehensive study of a nuclear-armed Pakistan, investigating the implications of its emergence as a nuclear weapons...

    Published June 1st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Political Change, Democratic Transitions and Security in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Mely Caballero-Anthony

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The fragility of democracy in Southeast Asia is a subject of increasing concern. While there has been significant movement in the direction of democratisation, the authoritarian tendencies of popularly elected leaders and the challenges posed by emerging security threats have given rise to a shared...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Securing Southeast Asia

    The Politics of Security Sector Reform

    By Mark Beeson, Alex Bellamy

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book uniquely applies the security reform agenda to Southeast Asia. It investigates recent developments in civil-military relations in the region, looking in particular at the impact and utility of the agenda on the region and assessing whether it is likely to help make the region more stable...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published November 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Bush and Asia

    America's Evolving Relations with East Asia

    Edited by Mark Beeson

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The United States is now the most powerful nation in history, and this power has grown since September 11, 2001, forcing nations around the globe to re-evaluate their relationships to the unipolar superpower. Nowhere is this re-evaluation more important than in East Asia, a region that has been...

    Published October 24th 2007 by Routledge