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Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2020
Key Developments and Trends

ISBN 9780860792208
Published June 2, 2020 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment provides insight into key regional strategic, geopolitical, economic, military and security topics.

Among the topics explored are:

  • the deteriorating US China relationship and great-power competition;
  • US alliances and security partnerships;
  • the collapse of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty;
  • diplomatic gridlock on the Korean Peninsula;
  • Japan’s role in Indo-Pacific security;
  • the breakdown in Japan–South Korea relations;
  • Indonesian policy towards the South China Sea;
  • Australia’s defence and security outlook;
  • the European security role in Asia.

Authors include leading regional analysts and academics Douglas Barrie, William Choong, Aaron Connelly, Andrew Davies, Michael Elleman, Bonnie S. Glaser, Euan Graham, Christopher W. Hughes, Meia Nouwens, Brendan Taylor and William Tow.

Table of Contents


1. The Deteriorating Sino-American Relationship and the Indo-Pacific Bonnie S. Glaser

2. The End of the INF Treaty: Implications for Asia Douglas Barrie, Michael Elleman and Meia Nouwens

3. The United States’ Regional Alliances and Partnerships William Tow

4. Diplomacy and the DPRK Brendan Taylor

5. Japan and Indo-Pacific Security Christopher W. Hughes

6. The Breakdown in Japan–ROK Relations William Choong

7. Indonesia’s Security Challenges: Domestic Politics and External Threats Aaron Connelly

8. Australia’s Security and Defence Outlook Andrew Davies

9. Europe and Regional Security Euan Graham

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The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. It is renowned for its annual Military Balance assessment of countries' armed forces and for its high-powered security summits, including the Shangri-La Dialogue. Its mission is to promote the adoption of sound policies to further global peace and security and maintain civilised international relations.