Asia-Pacific Security

Asia-Pacific Security

Policy Challenges

Edited by: David W. Lovell

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Since September 11, 2001, our newspapers have been filled with the ‘war on terror’; our governments have mobilised their resources for ‘homeland security’; and people everywhere are braced for more terrorist attacks.

Yet while the new threat is genuine, we must not lose sight of the continuing security concerns in the Asia-Pacific. Tensions persist on the Korean peninsula, in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, and in Kashmir. The region is well supplied with weapons of mass destruction and may face an arms race, and there are a range of pressing human security issues. Likewise, the strategic realities of the region remain linked with US power, and with the emergence of China as a key regional player.

The book examines the developing strategic relationships in the region, and clarifies the dilemmas for Australian policy-makers as they try to balance genuine engagement with the region against a long-standing and valued alliance with the United States.

Emerging from discussions between the Shanghai Institute for International Studies and the University of New South Wales at ADFA, Asia-Pacific Security has a particular relevance for foreign-policy professionals and scholars of the region.

Printed copies of this book may be ordered from ISEAS publishing.


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Publication date:
May 2013
First published by ISEAS and Asia Pacific Press
ANU Press
Social Sciences: Military & Defence Studies, Politics & International Studies
Australia; East Asia: China, Japan

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  1. Australia and Asia-Pacific security after September 11: an introduction (PDF, 647KB) – David W. Lovell doi
  2. The challenge for Australian foreign-policy professionals (PDF, 488KB) – David W. Lovell doi
  3. The rhetoric of Australia’s regional policy (PDF, 721KB)James Cotton doi
  4. Australia’s strategic options in the US-China relationship (PDF, 534KB) – Allan Behm doi
  5. China and Asia-Pacific security building in the new century (PDF, 333KB) – Zhu Majie doi
  6. China’s efforts as a responsible power (PDF, 273KB) – Xia Liping doi
  7. The knowledge-based economy in China: perceptions and facts (PDF, 409KB) – Tian Zhongqing doi
  8. China’s ‘New Security Concept’ and Southeast Asia (PDF, 757KB) – Carlyle A. Thayer doi
  9. Chinese nationalism and its foreign policy implications (PDF, 725KB) – Zhang Jian doi
  10. Japan’s missile defence dilemma (PDF, 560KB) – Aaron Matthews doi
  11. Security and stability in Southwest Asia (PDF, 668KB) – William Maley doi
  12. Mediating the global order: the past and future of Asia-Pacific regional organizations (PDF, 480KB) – Michael Wesley doi
  13. The constructivist challenge to the debate on East Asian security in the new century (PDF, 755KB) – Chen Dongxiao doi
  14. Australian-American relations in the new century: applying resuscitation or pursuing illusions? (PDF, 688KB) – William T. Tow doi

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