296 pages | 6 B/W Illus.
This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power with the region, the book also examines the first two decades of the new millennium, which includes no let up on the 'war on terror', new political administrations in all the key player-states and increased cooperative security between some nations, polarised by volatile relationships between others. Analyzing politics in terms of global, regional and local trends, this new edition features:
This new fourth edition will continue to be a core text for students of Asian politics, international relations and Cold War history.
2. The impact of the Cold War on the Asia-Pacific
3. From unipolarity to uncertainty: 1991-2018
4. The United States and the post Cold War transformation
5. China: The ascent to global economic, political and military influence
6. Japan: Re-emergence after a long decline
7. DPRK and ROK: Issues of identity
8. Democratization and the evolution of Taiwan
9. Southeast Asia: America's relative decline and China's rise
10. Conclusion: Looking ahead