1st Edition

Mongolia and Northeast Asian Security Nuclear Proliferation, Environment, and Civilisational Confrontations

Edited By Alicia J. Campi, Jagannath Panda Copyright 2022
    330 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    330 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book assesses Mongolia’s position in the security calculus of Northeast Asia and presents the policy outlooks of major powers vis-a-vis the region, including the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and India.

    Ground-breaking and modernistic in its approach, the book treats the often marginalised and landlocked small power state of Mongolia as a critical regional actor, particularly with regards to managing ties with encircling major powers Russia and China and assist in engaging the nuclear state of North Korea through dialogue mechanisms. This compilation of chapters by distinguished scholars explores Mongolia in the Northeast Asian geographical space within the context of three major themes: nuclear proliferation, environmental security, and socio-economic and civilisational conflicts. The book provides a multidisciplinary and multinational approach to Mongolia’s role in the region's strategic landscape. It moves the regional security discussion beyond major power politics, North Korea's denuclearisation, and the impasse on the Korean Peninsula to discuss and analyse other underappreciated challenges facing the region.

    Considering Mongolia’s role in achieving peace and stability in the neighbourhood, the book will be a valuable resource for researchers and readers in International Relations, Political Science, and Asian Studies.

    Introduction - The Northeast Asian Security Calculus

    Alicia J. Campi and Jagannath P. Panda

    Part I Major Powers, Mongolia, and Northeast Asian Security

    Chapter 1 - An Examination of the Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy in the Indo-Pacific: Where is Northeast Asia?

    Alicia J. Campi

    Chapter 2 - China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia and Implications for Mongolia

    Denny Roy

    Chapter 3 - Russia in Northeast Asia: Strengthening Security through Cooperation

    Elena Boykova

    Chapter 4 - Why Northeast Asian Regional Economic Integration is Important for Mongolia

    Nanjin Dorjsuren

    Chapter 5 - Japan’s Foreign Policy Security Mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asia

    Fujimaki Hiroyuki and Tsedendamba Batbayar

    Chapter 6 - India, Mongolia and Northeast Asia: between Geography and the Geopolitical Realities

    Mahima N. Duggal and Jagannath P. Panda

    Part II Nuclear Challenges in Northeast Asia

    Chapter 7 - The Relationship of United States-Japan-Mongolia Democratic Trilateralism to the Indo-Pacific Strategy and Korean Peninsular Discussions

    Alicia J. Campi

    Chapter 8 - Why Asia Should Lead a Global Push to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons—The Role for Mongolia

    Michael Andregg

    Chapter 9 - Nuclear Non-Proliferation in Northeast Asia and Mongolia’s Policy

    Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan

    Chapter 10 - The Changing Regional Dynamics in Northeast Asia: Russia's North Korean

    Conundrum and the Case of Mongolia

    Nivedita Kapoor

    Part III Socio-Economic, Environmental, and Civilisational Challenges in Northeast Asia

    Chapter 11 - Environmental Security Issues in Northeast Asia and Cooperation among Russia, China and Mongolia

    Elena Boykova

    Chapter 12 - Asia and Beyond: Organised Environmental Crime

    Lynn Rhodes

    Chapter 13 - When Toynbee’s "Fossilized" or "Arrested" Societies Are Reborn as Peripheral States: the Cases of Israel, Mongolia, Korea and Japan

    Joseph Drew


    Alicia J. Campi is Vice President of The Mongolia Society and SAIS/Johns Hopkins University, USA. Dr. Campi is a China/Mongolian specialist and a former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer of 14 years who served in Asian posts (Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, and Mongolia) and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.

    Jagannath P. Panda is Research Fellow and Coordinator at Manohar Parikkar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi, India. Dr. Panda is in charge of the East Asia Centre at the MP-IDSA, and responsible for the track-II and track 1.5 dialogue with think-tanks in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.