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

ISBN 9780367700638
Published August 27, 2021 by Routledge
330 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.