1st Edition

Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2018

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ISBN 9780860792161
Published January 31, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2018 is the fifth IISS Strategic Dossier to be published in association with the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. It examines a broad array of regional security themes relevant to the policy-focussed discussions expected at the Dialogue in 2018 in beyond:

The evolving roles of the United States and China in Asia-Pacific security;

Military and naval policies and deployments in the region, including detailed analyses of missile-defence and undersea capabilities;

The confluence of ongoing domestic security concerns and emerging transnational threats

The achievements in and prospects for regional security cooperation, including through the ASEAN institutional architecture.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Trump’s first year in Asia

Chapter 2: China’s regional leadership role

Chapter 3: The North Korean challenge: East and Southeast Asian reactions

Chapter 4: The Siege of Marawi: significance and implications

Chapter 5: Japan’s developing regional and international security policy

Chapter 6: Ballistic-missile defence in East Asia

Chapter 7: The regional and international context of freedom-of-navigation operations

Chapter 8: European navies and regional security

Chapter 9: Submarine and anti-submarine warfare capabilities in the Asia-Pacific

Chapter 10: Rising military expenditure in Asia: towards greater strategic autonomy?

Chapter 11: The ADMM and ADMM-Plus: regional security mechanisms that work?


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