The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2021 provides insight into key regional strategic, geopolitical, economic, military and security topics.
Among the topics explored are:
- US−China decoupling and its regional security implications;
- Japan’s security policy and China;
- India’s emerging grand strategy;
- Southeast Asia amid rising great-power rivalry;
- Australia’s new regional security posture;
- NATO’s evolving approach to China;
- The United Kingdom’s ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific; and
- Emerging technologies and future conflict in the Asia-Pacific.
Authors include leading regional analysts and academics Kanti Bajpai, Gordon Flake, Franz-Stefan Gady, Prashanth Parameswaran, Alessio Patalano, Samir Puri, Sarah Raine, Tan See Seng, Drew Thompson, Ashley Townshend, Joanne Wallis and Robert Ward.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: US-China Decoupling and its regional security implications (Drew Thompson)
Chapter Two: Japan’s Security Policy and China (Robert Ward)
Chapter Three: South Korea’s Security Beyond the Peninsula (Gordon Flake)
Chapter Four: India’s Emerging Grand Strategy After Galwan: Bridging the Power Gap with China (Kanti Bajpai)
Chapter Five: Southeast Asia’s Struggle for Autonomy and the US-China Rivalry (See Sen Tang)
Chapter Six: Australia’s New Regional Security Posture (Ashley Townsend)
Chapter Seven: Strategic Competition and the Pacific Islands (Joanna Wallis)
Chapter Eight: China, NATO and International Security (Sarah Raine)
Chapter Nine: The United Kingdom and the Indo Pacific Security
Chapter Ten: Covid-19 and Asia’s Security Landscape (Prashanth Parameswaran)
Chapter Eleven: Emerging Technologies and Future Conflict in the Asia-Pacific (Franz-Stefan Gady)
Chapter Twelve: Urban Security Challenges in Asia (Samir Puri)
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.