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  1. Indian Foreign and Security Policy in South Asia

    Regional Power Strategies

    By Sandra Destradi

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines Indian foreign policy and security relations in its eastern regional neighbourhood. Indian Foreign and Security Policy in South Asia conducts an in-depth analysis into India’s foreign policy towards the three main countries in India’s Eastern neighbourhood – Sri Lanka, Nepal, and...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Pakistan's War on Terrorism

    Strategies for Combating Jihadist Armed Groups since 9/11

    By Samir Puri

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines Pakistan's strategies in the war against Islamist armed groups that began late 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. The significance of the war inside Pakistan can hardly be understated. Starting in the tribal territories adjacent to Afghanistan, Pakistan’s war has come to engulf...

    Published November 8th 2011 by Routledge

  3. US-Japan-North Korea Security Relations

    Irrepressible Interests

    By Anthony DiFilippo

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the major security and related issues between the United States, Japan and North Korea (officially, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - DPRK). Although focusing mainly on current issues, this book also provides sufficient historical background to enable readers...

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia

    Edited by Rajat Ganguly

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia. The concept of territorial or regional autonomy holds centre stage in the literature on...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Security Practices in South Asia

    Securitization Theory and the Role of Non-State Actors

    By Monika Barthwal-Datta

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book explores the ways in which non-state actors (NSAs) in South Asia are involved in securitizing non-traditional security challenges in the region at the sub-state level. South Asia is the epicentre of some of the most significant international security challenges today. Yet, the...

    Published April 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Crime-Terror Nexus in South Asia

    States, Security and Non-State Actors

    By Ryan Clarke

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the crime-terror nexus in South Asia, focusing in particular on the activities of non-state actors that operate out of Pakistan, and challenges the conventional wisdom that the Pakistan Taleban (TTP) and Al-Qaeda are Pakistan’s most serious security threats. Much research has...

    Published April 7th 2011 by Routledge

  7. China, Europe and International Security

    Interests, Roles, and Prospects

    Edited by Frans-Paul van der Putten, Chu Shulong

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the roles played by China and Europe in the domain of international security in the 21st century. Bringing together Chinese and European expertise on the Sino-European Security relationship , this book positions Europe - both the EU and the major national actors - and China in a...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  8. US-China-EU Relations

    Managing the New World Order

    Edited by Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø, Zhang Tuosheng

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This volume brings together a group of leading international scholars to discuss how US-China-EU relations will shape the future of international politics. Arguing that these three powers will play a key role in establishing and managing a new world order, the contributors examine how a future...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific

    The ASEAN Regional Forum

    Edited by Jürgen Haacke, Noel M. Morada

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book offers the most comprehensive analysis yet of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), which remains the foremost dialogue forum for the promotion of cooperative security in the Asia-Pacific. Contributors focus on the perspectives and roles of the key players in the ARF – ASEAN, the United...

    Published December 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  10. India and Counterinsurgency

    Lessons Learned

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, David P. Fidler

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume focuses on India's experiences waging counterinsurgency campaigns since its independence in 1947. Filling a clear gap in the literature, the book traces and assess the origins, evolution and current state of India's counterinsurgency strategies and capabilities, focusing on key...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Managing the China Challenge

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Quansheng Zhao, Guoli Liu

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume addresses one of the most significant issues in international strategic studies today: how to meet the challenge of a rising China? The contributors take a global view of the topic, offering unique and often controversial perspectives on the nature of the China challenge. The...

    Published September 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  12. Nuclear Weapons and Conflict Transformation

    The Case of India-Pakistan

    By Saira Khan

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This new volume explores what the acquisition of nuclear weapons means for the life of a protracted conflict. The book argues that the significance of the possession of nuclear weapons in conflict resolution has been previously overlooked. Saira Khan argues that the acquisition of nuclear...

    Published September 8th 2008 by Routledge

  13. The Rise of China and International Security

    America and Asia Respond

    Edited by Kevin J. Cooney, Yoichiro Sato

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume offers diverse and comprehensive views of China's rise and its implications to the East Asian region and beyond. The economic growth of China, initially started in the late-1970s with domestic and rural reforms, has been increasingly driven by China's industrialization and...

    Published August 28th 2008 by Routledge

  14. Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia

    Crisis Behaviour and the Bomb

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, S. Paul Kapur

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume explores competing perspectives on the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment. The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the world’s foremost security concerns. The effect of nuclear weapons on the behaviour of newly nuclear states, and the...

    Published August 5th 2008 by Routledge

  15. Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

    Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

    Edited by Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, Chung-Chian Teng

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait. In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes: general and NGO...

    Published May 6th 2008 by Routledge

  16. South Asia's Cold War

    Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective

    By Rajesh M. Basrur

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book is a ground-breaking analysis of the India-Pakistan nuclear confrontation as a form of ‘cold war’ – that is, a hostile relationship between nuclear rivals. Drawing on nuclear rivalries between similar pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United...

    Published April 24th 2008 by Routledge

  17. US Taiwan Policy

    Constructing the Triangle

    By Øystein Tunsjø

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in...

    Published February 17th 2008 by Routledge

  18. China's War on Terrorism

    Counter-Insurgency, Politics and Internal Security

    By Martin I. Wayne

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    China’s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government’s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge

  19. China, the United States, and South-East Asia

    Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics

    Edited by Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific. Most of...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  20. 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

  21. Asia-Pacific Security

    US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle

    Edited by William Tow, Mark Thomson, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Satu Limaye

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The aim of this book is to explore the implications stemming from the recent upgrading of Australia-Japan-US security interactions and the implications for Asia-Pacific regional security that these represent. While a fully functioning trilateral security alliance binding Australia, Japan and...

    Published May 30th 2007 by Routledge

  22. Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War

    The Last Maoist War

    By Edward C. O'Dowd

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This well-researched volume examines the Sino-Vietnamese hostilities of the late 1970s and 1980s, attempting to understand them as strategic, operational and tactical events. The Sino-Vietnamese War was the third Indochina war, and contemporary Southeast Asia cannot be properly understood unless...

    Published April 18th 2007 by Routledge

  23. Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making

    Confucianism, Leadership and War

    By Huiyun Feng

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    Examining the major academic and policy debates over China’s rise and related policy issues, this book looks into the motivations and intentions of a rising China. Most of the scholarly works on China’s rise approach the question at a structural level by looking at the international system and the...

    Published March 14th 2007 by Routledge

  24. India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

    The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004

    By Praveen Swami

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami&...

    Published October 18th 2006 by Routledge

  25. 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 September 27th 2006 by Routledge

  26. 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 August 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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 December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  30. 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 December 14th 2005 by Routledge

  31. 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

  32. 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 December 12th 2005 by Routledge

  33. 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 July 19th 2005 by Routledge