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.

Details

ISBN (print):
9781921862083
ISBN (online):
9781921862090
Publication date:
May 2013
Note:
First published by ISEAS and Asia Pacific Press
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.22459/APS.05.2013
Disciplines:
Social Sciences: Military & Defence Studies, Politics & International Studies
Countries:
Australia; East Asia: China, Japan

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