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Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2021 Key Developments and Trends

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    by Routledge

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    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.


    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.