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Asian Security Studies

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Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

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China's Use of Armed Coercion To Win Without Fighting

China's Use of Armed Coercion: To Win Without Fighting

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Edited By James A. Siebens
November 17, 2023

This book analyzes when, how, why, and to what effect China has used its armed forces in recent decades to coerce other actors in the international system. Over the past 20 years, China’s international status as a “great power” has become undeniable. China’s “peaceful rise” has included substantial...

Chinese Grand Strategy in the 21st Century According to Plan?

Chinese Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: According to Plan?

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By Thomas M. Kane, Noah Falkovich
October 20, 2023

This book examines the state of China’s grand strategy in the 21st century, including political, military and economic factors. Over the past two decades, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has attained the second highest gross domestic product in the world, taken a leadership role in East Asian ...

China, Faits Accomplis and the Contest for East Asia The Shadow of Shifting Power

China, Faits Accomplis and the Contest for East Asia: The Shadow of Shifting Power

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By Joshua Hastey
April 28, 2023

This book explores China’s use of faits accomplis in its periphery, and offers the first formal model for the use of faits accomplis by rising powers. With growing attention to great power competition and conflict in the gray zone between war and peace, this book explains China’s use of faits ...

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Conflict De-escalation Trust Building and Interstate Rivalries

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Conflict De-escalation: Trust Building and Interstate Rivalries

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By James MacHaffie
March 10, 2023

This book’s main objective is to determine the role, if any, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) plays in de-escalating tensions among its members. It argues that the SCO is uniquely suited to keep its disparate members, many of whom have border disputes with each other, from escalating ...

Explaining Contemporary Asian Military Modernization The Myth of Asia’s Arms Race

Explaining Contemporary Asian Military Modernization: The Myth of Asia’s Arms Race

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By Sheryn Lee
January 09, 2023

This book proposes a novel theoretical framework of "interactive arming" in order to explain armament dynamics in contemporary Asia. Frequently, the modernisation of contemporary naval forces in Asia is described as an "arms race," with the underlying assumption being that weapons acquisitions and...

Chinese Power and Artificial Intelligence Perspectives and Challenges

Chinese Power and Artificial Intelligence: Perspectives and Challenges

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Edited By William C. Hannas, Huey-Meei Chang
July 29, 2022

This book provides a comprehensive account of Chinese AI in its various facets, based on primary Chinese-language sources. China’s rise as an AI power is an event of importance to the world and a potential challenge to liberal democracies. Filling a gap in the literature, this volume is fully ...

The Covid-19 Crisis in South Asia Coping with the Pandemic

The Covid-19 Crisis in South Asia: Coping with the Pandemic

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Edited By Sumit Ganguly, Dinsha Mistree
July 05, 2022

This edited book provides a range of perspectives on the handling of particular aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic across the principal states of South Asia. As the first academic volume to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in South Asia, it examines such issues as how India has dealt with the fallout...

US–China Foreign Relations Power Transition and its Implications for Europe and Asia

US–China Foreign Relations: Power Transition and its Implications for Europe and Asia

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Edited By Robert S. Ross, Øystein Tunsjø, Dong Wang
October 16, 2020

This book examines the power transition between the US and China, and the implications for Europe and Asia in a new era of uncertainty. The volume addresses the impact that the rise of China has on the United States, Europe, transatlantic relations, and East Asia. China is seeking to use its ...

China's Quest for Foreign Technology Beyond Espionage

China's Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage

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Edited By William C. Hannas, Didi Kirsten Tatlow
September 23, 2020

This book analyzes China’s foreign technology acquisition activity and how this has helped its rapid rise to superpower status. Since 1949, China has operated a vast and unique system of foreign technology spotting and transfer aimed at accelerating civilian and military development, reducing the ...

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Strategic Assistance

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Assistance

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By Henrik Stålhane Hiim
January 14, 2020

This book explores China’s approach to the nuclear programs in Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. A major power with access to nuclear technology, China has a significant impact on international nuclear weapons proliferation, but its attitude towards the spread of the bomb has been inconsistent. ...

India's Nuclear Proliferation Policy The Impact of Secrecy on Decision Making, 1980–2010

India's Nuclear Proliferation Policy: The Impact of Secrecy on Decision Making, 1980–2010

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By Gaurav Kampani
November 27, 2019

This book examines India’s nuclear program, and it shows how secrecy inhibits learning in states and corrodes the capacity of decision-makers to generate optimal policy choices. Focusing on clandestine Indian nuclear proliferation during 1980–2010, the book argues that efficient decision-making is ...

Reshaping the Chinese Military The PLA's Roles and Missions in the Xi Jinping Era

Reshaping the Chinese Military: The PLA's Roles and Missions in the Xi Jinping Era

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Edited By Richard A. Bitzinger, James Char
November 22, 2018

This edited volume examines the recalibration of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) roles and missions in China’s domestic and foreign policymaking since Xi Jinping’s ascension to power in late 2012. This book explores how China’s growing military prowess, along with Beijing’s ongoing shift away ...

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