This collection of authoritative papers prepared by some of America's most eminent scholars in the field provides us with an up-to-date analysis of the complex and rapidly changing relations among China, Russia, Japan, and the countries of South and Southeast Asia. The contributors discuss in depth the major issues faced by the policymakers of each country, examining also the role of the U.S. in order to furnish greater perspective and a more realistic picture. Among the issues considered are Sino-Soviet relations, interdependence versus national assertiveness, economic interaction, and the effects of international conflict. The analyses of individual countries are supplemented by a broader view of actors and issues in regional and international contexts; equally important, the emphasis on contemporary aspects allows a look at current trends and the dynamics of future Asian international relations.
Preface -- Introduction -- Intra-Asian Relations: An Overview -- China and the Balance of Power in Asia -- The Soviet Union and the Far East -- Japan and Asia: Growing Entanglement -- Southeast Asia Reexamines Its Options -- India’s Asian Relations -- Asian Actors and Issues