Asian Security Studies

Series Editors: Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Joseph Chinyong Liow

Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

  • Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan

    Edited by Shaun Gregory

    This volume examines the trajectory of Pakistan’s democratic transition and the implications of this change for its security. In May 2013, for the first time in its 66-year history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to…

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  • Chinese Foreign Relations with Weak Peripheral States

    Asymmetrical Economic Power and Insecurity

    By Jeffrey Reeves

    This book examines China’s relations with its weak peripheral states through the theoretical lens of structural power and structural violence. China’s foreign policy concepts toward its weak neighbouring states, such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy, are premised on the assumption that…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
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  • Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

    Adjusting Western regional policy

    Edited by Joachim Krause, Charles King Mallory, IV

    The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios and to examine policy options. It also undertakes a critical review of the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
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  • The Arms Race in Asia

    Trends, causes and implications

    By Andrew T.H. Tan

    This book is the first systematic examination of the emerging arms race in Asia. The global trade in arms is to a large degree underpinned by the strong demand for arms in Asia and the Middle East, the two largest arms export markets in the world. Of these two regions Asia has become particularly…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
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  • Multilateral Asian Security Architecture

    Non-ASEAN Stakeholders

    By See Seng Tan

    This book provides a comparative assessment of the material and ideational contributions of five countries to the regional architecture of post-Cold War Asia. In contrast to the usual emphasis placed on the role and centrality of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Asia’s…

    Hardback – 2015-07-16
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  • Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States

    Institutional Incentives, Myths and Counter-Balancing

    By Brian Shoup

    Interethnic competition in plural societies is often characterized by a ‘counterbalance’ of political and economic strength between different groups. In such cases, tensions emerge as politically dominant groups fear loss of hegemony to more economically aggressive groups. Likewise, economically…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
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  • Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait

    In the shadow of China

    Edited by Ming-chin Monique Chu, Scott L. Kastner

    This book presents an interdisciplinary examination of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the complex dynamics at play in the region. Since the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan’s president in 2008, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait—long viewed as one of Asia’s most volatile potential…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08
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  • Power Transition and International Order in Asia

    Issues and challenges

    Edited by Peter Shearman

    This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in East and Southeast Asia. Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers, the big question today concerns the rise of China, the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-22
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  • US Taiwan Policy

    Constructing the Triangle

    By Øystein Tunsjø

    The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in…

    Paperback – 2014-04-30
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  • India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

    The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004

    By Praveen Swami

    India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami&…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Understanding Security Practices in South Asia

    Securitization Theory and the Role of Non-State Actors

    By Monika Barthwal-Datta

    This book explores the ways in which non-state actors (NSAs) in South Asia are involved in securitizing non-traditional security challenges in the region at the sub-state level. South Asia is the epicentre of some of the most significant international security challenges today. Yet, the…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia

    Edited by Rajat Ganguly

    This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia. The concept of territorial or regional autonomy holds centre stage in the literature on…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • US-Japan-North Korea Security Relations

    Irrepressible Interests

    By Anthony DiFilippo

    This book examines the major security and related issues between the United States, Japan and North Korea (officially, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - DPRK). Although focusing mainly on current issues, this book also provides sufficient historical background to enable readers…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Crime-Terror Nexus in South Asia

    States, Security and Non-State Actors

    By Ryan Clarke

    This book examines the crime-terror nexus in South Asia, focusing in particular on the activities of non-state actors that operate out of Pakistan, and challenges the conventional wisdom that the Pakistan Taleban (TTP) and Al-Qaeda are Pakistan’s most serious security threats. Much research has…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Indian Foreign and Security Policy in South Asia

    Regional Power Strategies

    By Sandra Destradi

    This book examines Indian foreign policy and security relations in its eastern regional neighbourhood. Indian Foreign and Security Policy in South Asia conducts an in-depth analysis into India’s foreign policy towards the three main countries in India’s Eastern neighbourhood – Sri Lanka, Nepal, and…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
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  • Pakistan's War on Terrorism

    Strategies for Combating Jihadist Armed Groups since 9/11

    By Samir Puri

    This book examines Pakistan's strategies in the war against Islamist armed groups that began late 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. The significance of the war inside Pakistan can hardly be understated. Starting in the tribal territories adjacent to Afghanistan, Pakistan’s war has come to engulf…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
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  • Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect

    Politics, Ethnicity and Genocide

    By Damien Kingsbury

    This book provides a study of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to create a separate state in Sri Lanka. It examines the ways in which this war should, in principle, have invoked ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principles, as well as the political, legal and practical problems involved…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
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  • India and Counterinsurgency

    Lessons Learned

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, David P. Fidler

    This edited volume focuses on India's experiences waging counterinsurgency campaigns since its independence in 1947. Filling a clear gap in the literature, the book traces and assess the origins, evolution and current state of India's counterinsurgency strategies and capabilities, focusing on key…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
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  • Chinese Industrial Espionage

    Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation

    By William C. Hannas, James Mulvenon, Anna B. Puglisi

    This new book is the first full account, inside or outside government, of China’s efforts to acquire foreign technology. Based on primary sources and meticulously researched, the book lays bare China’s efforts to prosper technologically through others' achievements. For decades, China has operated…

    Paperback – 2013-05-15
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  • China, Europe and International Security

    Interests, Roles, and Prospects

    Edited by Frans-Paul van der Putten, Chu Shulong

    This book examines the roles played by China and Europe in the domain of international security in the 21st century. Bringing together Chinese and European expertise on the Sino-European Security relationship , this book positions Europe - both the EU and the major national actors - and China in a…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • The Chinese Army Today

    Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis J. Blasko

    The Chinese Army Today is a comprehensive study of the Chinese military, examining its ground forces in a level of detail not found in any other contemporary works. This new, revised edition has been fully updated to take account of recent changes in the institution. In 1999, the military…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
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  • Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific

    The ASEAN Regional Forum

    Edited by Jürgen Haacke, Noel M. Morada

    This book offers the most comprehensive analysis yet of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), which remains the foremost dialogue forum for the promotion of cooperative security in the Asia-Pacific. Contributors focus on the perspectives and roles of the key players in the ARF – ASEAN, the United…

    Paperback – 2011-07-26
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  • US-China-EU Relations

    Managing the New World Order

    Edited by Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø, Zhang Tuosheng

    This volume brings together a group of leading international scholars to discuss how US-China-EU relations will shape the future of international politics. Arguing that these three powers will play a key role in establishing and managing a new world order, the contributors examine how a future…

    Paperback – 2011-04-11
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  • Managing the China Challenge

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Quansheng Zhao, Guoli Liu

    This edited volume addresses one of the most significant issues in international strategic studies today: how to meet the challenge of a rising China? The contributors take a global view of the topic, offering unique and often controversial perspectives on the nature of the China challenge. The…

    Paperback – 2011-02-07
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  • Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia

    Crisis Behaviour and the Bomb

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, S. Paul Kapur

    This edited volume explores competing perspectives on the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment. The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the world’s foremost security concerns. The effect of nuclear weapons on the behaviour of newly nuclear states, and the…

    Paperback – 2010-02-02
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  • Nuclear Weapons and Conflict Transformation

    The Case of India-Pakistan

    By Saira Khan

    This new volume explores what the acquisition of nuclear weapons means for the life of a protracted conflict. The book argues that the significance of the possession of nuclear weapons in conflict resolution has been previously overlooked. Saira Khan argues that the acquisition of nuclear…

    Paperback – 2010-01-04
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  • China, the United States, and South-East Asia

    Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics

    Edited by Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh

    China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific. Most of…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
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  • South Asia's Cold War

    Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective

    By Rajesh M. Basrur

    This book is a ground-breaking analysis of the India-Pakistan nuclear confrontation as a form of ‘cold war’ – that is, a hostile relationship between nuclear rivals. Drawing on nuclear rivalries between similar pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • China's War on Terrorism

    Counter-Insurgency, Politics and Internal Security

    By Martin I. Wayne

    China’s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government’s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

    Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

    Edited by Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, Chung-Chian Teng

    This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait. In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes: general and NGO…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making

    Confucianism, Leadership and War

    By Huiyun Feng

    Examining the major academic and policy debates over China’s rise and related policy issues, this book looks into the motivations and intentions of a rising China. Most of the scholarly works on China’s rise approach the question at a structural level by looking at the international system and the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • The Rise of China and International Security

    America and Asia Respond

    Edited by Kevin J. Cooney, Yoichiro Sato

    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War

    The Last Maoist War

    By Edward C. O'Dowd

    This well-researched volume examines the Sino-Vietnamese hostilities of the late 1970s and 1980s, attempting to understand them as strategic, operational and tactical events. The Sino-Vietnamese War was the third Indochina war, and contemporary Southeast Asia cannot be properly understood unless…

    Paperback – 2009-03-05
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  • Asia-Pacific Security

    US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle

    Edited by William Tow, Mark Thomson, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Satu Limaye

    The aim of this book is to explore the implications stemming from the recent upgrading of Australia-Japan-US security interactions and the implications for Asia-Pacific regional security that these represent. While a fully functioning trilateral security alliance binding Australia, Japan and…

    Paperback – 2008-12-10
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  • Taiwan's Security

    History and Prospects

    By Bernard Cole

    This is the first explanation and evaluation of Taiwan’s defence forces and infrastructure. It examines not only Taiwan’s armed forces, but also its Ministry of National Defence, personnel issues, and civil-military relations. This book provides crucial base-line data and evaluation of one of…

    Paperback – 2008-10-01
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  • Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia

    By Zachary Abuza

    Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam…

    Paperback – 2007-10-07
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  • Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia

    Disrupting Violence

    Edited by Linell E. Cady, Sheldon W. Simon

    A major new contribution to comparative and multidisciplinary scholarship on the alignment of religion and violence in the contemporary world, with a special focus on South and Southeast Asia. Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia shows how this region is the site of recent…

    Paperback – 2007-09-21
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  • China and International Institutions

    Alternate Paths to Global Power

    By Marc Lanteigne

    China has shifted its foreign policy from one that avoided engagement in international organizations to one that is now embracing them. These moves present a new challenge to international relations theory. How will the global community be affected by the engagement of this massive global power…

    Paperback – 2007-09-21
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  • US-Indian Strategic Cooperation into the 21st Century

    More than Words

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Brian Shoup

    In this edited book, leading scholars and analysts trace the origins, evolution and the current state of Indo-US strategic cooperation. During the Cold War, owing to opposing grand strategies, the two states frequently found themselves at odds. With the end of the Cold War and the demise of the…

    Paperback – 2006-08-10
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  • If China Attacks Taiwan

    Military Strategy, Politics and Economics

    Edited by Steve Tsang

    This is a new analysis of the key issues facing Chinese policy makers in their approach towards Taiwan. This is one of the most tense and potentially explosive relationships in world politics. This book explains succinctly the impetus, the methods and the consequences if China is to use force, a…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
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  • Chinese Civil-Military Relations

    The Transformation of the People's Liberation Army

    Edited by Nan Li

    This new book addresses three key issues: What has changed in Chinese civil-military relations? What can account for changes? And what are the implications for Chinese security policy and strategic behaviour? It tackles these questions by keenly assessing civil-military dynamics in elite politics…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
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  • China's Rising Sea Power

    The PLA Navy's Submarine Challenge

    By Peter Howarth

    This is a fascinating insight into China’s strategic abilities and ambitions, probing the real depths of its plans for the twenty-first century. China's Rising Sea Power explores similarities between China’s strategic outlook today and that of earlier continental powers whose submarine fleets…

    Hardback – 2006-01-27
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  • The Chinese Army Today

    Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century

    By Dennis J. Blasko, Dennis J. Blasko

    The Chinese Army Today is a completely unique and comprehensive study of all elements of the Chinese military, focusing on its ground forces to a degree not found in any other contemporary works. In 1999, the military modernization program of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army that had been…

    Paperback – 2005-12-14
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