The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East on all aspects of security in Asia.
The United States Navy’s Pivot to Asia The Origins of a Cooperative Strategy for Twenty-First Century Seapower
Civil-Military Relations in Indonesia The Politics of Military Operations Other Than War
Taiwan's Security and Air Power Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China
India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle
China's Rise - Threat or Opportunity?
By Bruce A. Elleman
June 30, 2023
This book examines the origins of the US Navy’s 2007 Maritime Strategy, the formation of the US government’s “Pivot to Asia” strategy, and the most recent revisions to this strategy that focus more specifically on China. Besides examining the details of this strategy formulation, the book explores ...
By Anna Costa
December 12, 2019
This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book...
By Muhamad Haripin
September 11, 2019
This book examines military operations other than war (MOOTW) of the Indonesian military in the post-Suharto period and argues that the twin development of democratic consolidation, marked by ‘stable’ civil–military relations from 2004 to 2014 under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency, and ...
By Rizwana Abbasi, Zafar Khan
July 08, 2019
This book explores evolving patterns of nuclear deterrence, the impact of new technologies, and changing deterrent force postures in the South Asian region to assess future challenges for sustainable peace and stability. Under the core principles of the security dilemma, this book analyzes the ...
By Hãn Nguyên Nguyễn Nhã, Vinh-The Lam
October 09, 2018
The conflict in the South China Sea, especially the sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Islands, is of international interest and significance. Territorial claims from various countries impact on maritime freedom and result in the exploitation of natural resources in either international waters or...
By Martin Edmonds, Michael Tsai
August 14, 2018
Recent concern about mainland China's intentions towards Taiwan, and more general concern about the risk of instability in the region, has led to growing interest in Taiwan's military strategy. This book brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key ...
By Richard Bitzinger
January 24, 2017
Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The ...
By Robert Eldridge
July 27, 2016
Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two ...
By Ashok Kapur
February 29, 2016
This book traces the triangular strategic relationship of India, Pakistan and China over the second half of the twentieth century, and shows how two enmities – Sino-Indian and Indo-Pakistani – and one friendship – Sino-Pakistani – defined the distribution of power and the patterns of relationships ...
By Russell Ong
October 03, 2013
This book examines the transformation and the multifaceted nature of the relationship between US and China in the post-Cold War era. It examines their nature and implications of their strategic competition in military, political and economic terms, as well as in relation to Taiwan, Japan, the ...
By Ian Storey
February 13, 2013
Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart the development of Southeast Asia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) ...
By Herbert S. Yee
February 13, 2013
The phenomenal growth of Chinese economic and military power in the first decade of the 21st century has drawn world-wide attention. Perceptions of China's rise have shifted from seeing China as a threat to a more mixed view, where China is seen as playing a key role in economic recovery, taking an...