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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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North Korea’s Nuclear Decisions and Strategies Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Bomb

North Korea’s Nuclear Decisions and Strategies: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Bomb

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By George A. Hutchinson
September 30, 2024

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of North Korea’s nuclear strategies and of the decisions which explain its strategic motivations. The existence of two separate Koreas is an accepted outcome of the current international system. However, in today’s emerging multipolar order, the question ...

Reconsidering the East Asian Peace Confluences, Regional Characteristics and Societal Transformations

Reconsidering the East Asian Peace: Confluences, Regional Characteristics and Societal Transformations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By William R. Thompson, Thomas J. Volgy
August 01, 2024

This volume re-examines the notion of the East Asian peace, arguing that it requires updating for the current and near-future context of US-Chinese rivalry. The “East Asian peace” refers to the remarkable change in conflict levels in eastern Eurasia over the past 80 years or even the past 130 years...

Modernising the People’s Liberation Army Aspiring to be a Global Military Power

Modernising the People’s Liberation Army: Aspiring to be a Global Military Power

1st Edition

Edited By James Char
June 03, 2024

This volume examines the progress made by the Chinese military (the People’s Liberation Army, PLA) as it strives to meet its commander-in-chief’s directive to transform itself into a more capable fighting force. The book tracks the reforms undertaken by the PLA in meeting its commander-in-chief’s ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Sumit Ganguly, Dinsha Mistree
May 27, 2024

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...

China's Use of Armed Coercion To Win Without Fighting

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

1st Edition

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?

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

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