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Security and Conflict in East Asia

Edited by: Andrew T. H. Tan

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781857437171
eBook ISBN: 9781315850344
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315850344
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Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception, sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security.

The title is divided into four parts. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures and crisis management mechanisms conflict. The introductory section includes chapters which explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of the regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining its military modernization and relationship with the USA, as well as the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges that they face. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, and the prospects for managing security in the region.

This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, research institutes, and academics. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The prospects for conflict in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The international relations of East Asia from a historical perspective Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Arms racing in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  China’s naval modernization and its impact on Asian Security Download PDF
Chapter  5:  China’s East Asia policy since 2009 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  US–China strategic rivalry in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The pivot and Peking Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Stuck over the barren rocks Download PDF
Chapter  9:  China’s fluid assertiveness in the South China Sea dispute Download PDF
Chapter  10:  China and the Strait of Malacca Download PDF
Chapter  11:  China’s strategy towards Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Taiwan’s defence options Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Japan’s decline and the consequences for East Asian conflict and cooperation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Nationalism and revisionism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Japan’s defence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Prospects of conflict in Korea Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The paradoxes of vulnerability Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Park Geun-hye, foreign policy innovation and risk on the Korean peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  19:  North Korea endgame Download PDF
Chapter  20:  China’s future role in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The future role of the USA in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Preventing the next war in East Asia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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