Security threats in Asia fast become issues for the rest of the world. This introductory and wide-ranging text on the subject takes a thematic approach to assess how localized security issues - from territorial rivalry to...Show More
Security threats in Asia fast become issues for the rest of the world. This introductory and wide-ranging text on the subject takes a thematic approach to assess how localized security issues - from territorial rivalry to the rise of China - materialize as 'ripple effects' across the whole region.Show Less
A wideranging and accessible introduction to the issues at stake in contemporary Asia's security
Uses a 'ripple effect' metaphor as a means to examine how one event can gradually affect wider and wider parts of Asia, due to regional security interdependence
Sets contemporary developments in historical context, to give a richer understanding of the security challenges Asia faces
1. Introduction: How Should Asia's Security Be Approached?
2. Peace: Why Does Asia Seem More Secure?
3. Power: Is It All About the US and China?
4. Money: Can Economic Interdependence Keep Asia Safe?
5. Guns: Will Military Technology Lead to New Conflict in Asia?
6. Rivalry: Will Territorial Competition and Nationalism Ruin Asia's Peace?
7. Fragmentation: Are Asia's Main Security Problems Domestic Ones?
8. Hazards: Will Non-state Actors & Transnational challenges overtake Asia?
9. Interference: Can Intervention Work in Today's Asia?
10. Solidarity: Can Asia Work Together on Security?
11. Division: Will Alliances and Partnerships Separate the region?
12. Conclusion: Towards a New Asian Security?.
“Asia’s Security, provides a valuable guide for those looking to make sense of it all. … the author provides a crisp, systematic and readable analysis of what really constitutes security in Asia and what (if anything) can be clone to manage it better. … Those seeking to understand what is really happening in Asia, where New Zealand's interests are as much engaged as ever, will find this a most useful book.” (Mark Pearson, New Zealand International Review, Vol. 42 (3), May-June, 2017)
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