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
Chapter 3 - Russia in Northeast Asia: Strengthening Security through Cooperation
Chapter 4 - Why Northeast Asian Regional Economic Integration is Important for Mongolia
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
Chapter 9 - Nuclear Non-Proliferation in Northeast Asia and Mongolia’s Policy
Chapter 10 - The Changing Regional Dynamics in Northeast Asia: Russia's North Korean
Conundrum and the Case of Mongolia
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
Chapter 12 - Asia and Beyond: Organised Environmental Crime
Chapter 13 - When Toynbee’s "Fossilized" or "Arrested" Societies Are Reborn as Peripheral States: the Cases of Israel, Mongolia, Korea and Japan