1st Edition

Asian Security Handbook Assessment of Political-security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Featuring 19 individual country profiles, this volume seeks to shed light on the key political and security factors, and geo-political trends in the Asia-Pacific region that bear monitoring and that will have greater significance in the post-Cold War environment.

    Foreword, Editors’ Note, List of Tables and Maps, INTRODUCTION, Part I. Regional Security Framework, Chapter 1. Security in East Asia, Chapter 2. Security in Southeast Asia, Chapter 3. ASEAN Regional Forum, Chapter 4. Security in the South Pacific Region, Part II. Multilateral Security Issues, Chapter 5. Missile Proliferation in Asia, Chapter 6. Maritime Piracy in Asia, Chapter 7. Drugs as a-Security Problem in East Asia, Chapter 8. Religion and Security in Southeast Asia, Part III. Security-Oriented Country Profiles, Chapter 9. Australia, Chapter 10. Burma, Chapter 11. Cambodia, Chapter 12. China, Chapter 13. Hong Kong, Chapter 14. India, Chapter 15. Indonesia, Chapter 16. Japan, Chapter 17. Laos, Chapter 18. Malaysia, Chapter 19. Mongolia, Chapter 20. New Zealand, Chapter 21. Pakistan, Chapter 22. The Philippines, Chapter 23. Singapore, Chapter 24. South Korea, Chapter 25. Taiwan, Chapter 26. Thailand, Chapter 27. Vietnam, CONCLUSIONS, Glossary of Abbreviations/Acronyms, Appendix, About the Editors and Contributors, Index


    William M. Carpenter is a senior consultant to SRI International in Arlington, Virginia, on international security affairs. He was for many years assistant director of the Strategic Studies Center of SRI International. A retired Navy captain, he served in command and staff assignments at sea and in Japan in three wars, and also in planning and policy offices in Washington before extending his career into the research field of international security studies with a specialty in East Asian affairs. He has made many visits to East Asian countries and is the author of books, studies, and articles on international affairs. He is a 1940 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. David G. Wiencek is an international security analyst based in Washington, DC. He has served as a consultant to several U.S. government agencies involved in national security matters, and specializes in international security issues, foreign and defense policy, Asia-Pacific affairs, and terrorism issues. He also has advised multinational corporations in the areas of international political risk and corporate security, and has consulted for firms operating in East and Southeast Asia. Mr. Wiencek is also a research associate at the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS), Lancaster University, UK. His recent publications include Cruise Missiles: Precision & Countermeasures (coauthor), published in 1995 by CDISS. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in international affairs from American University, Washington, DC James R. Lilley is resident fellow and director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC. He was assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Lilley was ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 1989 to 1991 and to the Republic of Korea from 1986 to 1989. He also served as director of the American Institute in Taiwan, which represents American interests in Taiwan. Mr. Lilley held the position of deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, senior East Asia specialist at the National Security Council, and national intelligence officer for China.