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Asia-Pacific Defense and Security Outlook
Arming the Region in the Era of Big Power Competition

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ISBN 9781032501550
July 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

The book focuses on the main security threats, defence industry, arms trade, defence policies and military capabilities related issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

There are only a very few regions in the world which have advanced so fast both economically and technologically as the Asia-Pacific in the past few decades. Probably this is one of the reasons why several countries in the region have gained confidence, sharpened their diplomatic tone, increased their defence expenditure, invested into military capabilities, and questioned both the local and global status-quo. The region contains emerging powers, far-reaching ambitions, threatening rhetoric, rising political tensions, and concerns about military conflicts. Factors that show that critical issues are at stake, the reopening of long-forgotten debates, are more relevant than ever and masses of uncertainties are yet to be resolved.

This book will be of much interest to all students and scholars of Asia-Pacific Security, Asian politics and International Relations in general. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Defense & Security Analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Asia-Pacific defense and security outlook

Zsolt Lazar and Kogila Balakrishnan

1. The security environment in the Asia-Pacific: the context for arming

Richard A. Bitzinger

2. The Politicisation of Archaeology in Border Demarcation Conflict in the Asia Pacific Region

Luke Hally

3. The Philippine defence-development-disaster security paradigm

Ava Avila and Ron Matthews

4. Dual-neutrality for the Koreas: a two-pronged approach toward reunification

Pascal Lottaz and Heinz Gärtner

5. Evaluating civil-military relationship for effective procurement decision-making: the case of two fighter jet procurements of the Republic of Korea

Haneol Lee

6. The challenges in buyer-supplier relationship for technological absorption capability in international defence acquisition: the case of Southeast Asia

Kogila Balakrishnan and Zsolt Lazar

7. Made in India: an aspiring brand in global arms bazaar

Laxman Kumar Behera

8. Imagining maritime conflict in the Indo-Pacific: can analogies substitute for strategy?

James J. Wirtz

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Kogila Balakrishnan is Director for Client and Business Development (East Asia) at WMG, University of Warwick; Adjunct Professor at the Malaysian National Defence University; Former Under Secretary of the Department for Defence Industry, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in the field of Technology Policy from the Cranfield University, UK.

Zsolt Lazar studied aviation-mechanics and completed an internship at a military airbase, holds a ‘Managing in a Global Context’ Master’s degree from the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden, and an International Business Relations degree jointly from the Hungarian International Business School and Oxford Brookes University in the UK.