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Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2021
Key Developments and Trends

ISBN 9781032122755
Published June 4, 2021 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

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)

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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.