The United States and Asia

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442226340
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a cogent overview of U.S. relations with Asia. Noted scholar Sutter provides a balanced analysis of post–Cold War dynamics in Asia. He assesses how the United States has responded to Asia’s growing strength while at the same time trying to maintain its leading position as an Asian power despite China’s rising influence.

The United States and Asia

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442226331
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a cogent overview of US relations with Asia. Noted scholar Sutter provides a balanced analysis of post–Cold War dynamics in Asia. He assesses how the United States has responded to Asia's growing strength while at the same time trying to maintain its leading position as an Asian power despite China's rising influence.

China s Asia

Author: Lowell Dittmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442237575
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: Political Science

This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China’s Asia policy since the Cold War. Lowell Dittmer traces the PRC’s policy toward its Asian neighbors in the context of the country’s move from a developing nation to a great power, capable of playing a role in world politics commensurate with its remarkable economic rise. The author considers China’s bilateral relations with Russia, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. Each of these relationships is also viewed in terms of China’s rivalry with the United States, which has viewed China’s rise with admiration tinged with a certain foreboding. Thus, Dittmer employs a triangular analysis to understand Beijing’s attempt to expand in Asia while at the same time deterring Washington’s interference. Reframing the international relations of Asia in a thought-provoking and informed manner, this important book presents a panoramic view of the dynamics at work on all sides of China.

International Relations of Asia

Author: David Shambaugh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442226418
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Political Science

As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated and expanded volume, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia.

Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia

Author: M. Freire
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230290754
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Political Science

Explores Russia's re-emergence as a major actor in Central Asia and the Caucasus - a re-emergence which is limited by the involvement and influence of external state and non-state actors, including China, the USA and foreign energy companies.

The Oxford Handbook of U S National Security

Author: Derek S. Reveron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190680022
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Political Science

National security is pervasive in government and society, but there is little scholarly attention devoted to understanding the context, institutions, and processes the U.S. government uses to promote the general welfare. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security aims to fill this gap. Coming from academia and the national security community, its contributors analyze key institutions and processes that promote the peace and prosperity of the United States and, by extension, its allies and other partners. By examining contemporary challenges to U.S. national security, contributors consider ways to advance national interests. The United States is entering uncharted waters. The assumptions and verities of the Washington consensus and the early post-Cold War have broken down. After 15 years of war and the inability of two presidents to set a new long-term U.S. foreign policy approach in place, the uncertainties of the Trump administration symbolize the questioning of assumptions that is now going on as Americans work to re-define their place in the world. This handbook serves as a "how to" guide for students and practitioners to understand the key issues and roadblocks confronting those working to improve national security. The first section establishes the scope of national security highlighting the important debates to bridge the practitioner and scholarly approaches to national security. The second section outlines the major national security actors in the U.S. government, describes the legislative authorities and appropriations available to each institution, and considers the organizational essence of each actor to explain behavior during policy discussions. It also examines the tools of national security such as diplomacy, arms control, and economic statecraft. The third section focuses on underlying strategic approaches to national security addressing deterrence, nuclear and cyber issues, and multilateral approaches to foreign policy. The final section surveys the landscape of contemporary national security challenges. This is a critical resource for anyone trying to understand the complex mechanisms and institutions that govern U.S. national security.

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742516954
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Written by a team of leading scholars, this volume presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.

Power Shift

Author: David L. Shambaugh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245709
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.

Sino Japanese Relations After the Cold War

Author: Michael Yahuda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135009090
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Political Science

Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole. This textbook will explore in detail the ways in which politics has shaped the thinking about history and identity in both China and Japan and explain the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping their respective nationalisms. Michael Yahuda traces the evolution of the relationship over the two decades against the framework of a rising China gaining ground on a stagnant Japan and analyzes the politics of the economic interdependence between the two countries and their cooperation and competition in Southeast Asia and in its regional institutions. Concluding with an examination of the complexities of their strategic relations and an evaluation of the potentialities for conflict and co-existence between the two countries, this is an essential text for students and scholars of Sino-Japanese and East Asian International Relations

China Japan Relations in the Twenty first Century

Author: Michael Heazle
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781956235
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: History

This book examines the often troubled relationship between Japan and China from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Utilising the expertise of Chinese, Japanese and regional specialists working in a variety of fields, this original work approaches the contemporary sources of tensions between these two Asian giants from several levels of analysis. In particular the domestic-state interface in both countries and the important role of historical perceptions in the region are explored.

Asia Pacific in World Politics

Author: Derek McDougall
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626375534
Release Date: 2016-07
Genre: Asia

Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs¿without sacrificing historical context¿the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments. The focus on the region¿s major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of international organizations is also thoroughly covered, as are the conflicts involving Taiwan and Korea and the complexities of international politics in Southeast Asia. Incorporating discussions of security broadly defined, political economy, development, human rights, refugees, and much more, this up-to-date text offers an introduction to Asia Pacific¿s dynamic role in world politics that will encourage students to engage with contemporary issues and debates. Derek McDougall is professor of political Science at the University of Melbourne.

Japan s Security Renaissance

Author: Andrew L. Oros
Publisher: Contemporary Asia in the World
ISBN: 0231172605
Release Date: 2017
Genre: History

For decades after World War II, Japan focused on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially during the rise of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's military capabilities have resurged. In this analysis of Japan's contemporary security policies, Andrew L. Oros shows how a gradual awakening to new security challenges has culminated in a multifaceted -security renaissance.- Contested memories of the Pacific War and Imperial Japan, postwar anti-militarist convictions, and an unequal relationship with the United States still play an outsized role. In Japan's Security Renaissance, Oros argues that Japan's future security policies will continue to be shaped by these legacies. Bringing Japanese domestic politics together with the broader geopolitical landscape of East Asia and the world, Japan's Security Renaissance provides guidance on this century's emerging international dynamics.

Asia Pacific in the New World Order

Author: Christopher Brook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136222740
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Social Science

Asia-Pacific in the New World Order critically explores the notion that a distinctive regional power bloc is developing linking countries bordering the Pacific, with East Asia at its core. This student-friendly volume sheds light on the complex interplay between global, regional and national forces which have transformed the Asia-Pacific area into one of the most vibrant and economically successful regions in the world. Historical narratives alongside geopolitical and geoeconomic perspectives are deployed to examine the shifting pattern of power relations and security structures across the region, set within a wider world context. Key issues addressed include: * what are the primary security problems of the region and how are they being resolved? * does the dynamic growth of the region, and particularly the rise of China, pose a challenge to existing structures of world order? The text has a strong interdisciplinary flavour drawing on analytical approaches from the international relations, political economy and political geography literature. Authors have been drawn from the Asia-Pacific region and the UK and all are established scholars in their specialist fields.

The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific

Author: Michael K. Connors
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317232674
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: History

Now in its new and fully updated third edition, The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific continues to provide a compelling analysis of a region undergoing dramatic changes. Based on new research and offering fresh interpretation, this edition evaluates the prospects for continuing US dominance in the ‘Asian Century’. Whilst presenting evidence for a multifaceted ‘Beijing Strategy', which aims to counter the US by building an alternative regional order, it also explains Japan’s definitive departure from its limited military role. Providing an introductory guide for the main frameworks needed to understand the region, including realism, liberalism and critical theory, this new edition is reader-friendly, and offers sophisticated competing explanations. Key content includes: Intra-regional conflicts in the South China Sea and the Korean peninsula, The different responses within the Asia-Pacific to the globalization of Western ideas of democracy and political economy, The underappreciated success of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in building a regional identity, The European Union’s soft power in the region. A highly topical account, which offers an overview of the main actors, institutions and contemporary issues in the Asia-Pacific, the book will be essential reading for undergraduate students of Asian Studies, International Politics, and anyone interested in the region.

U S Chinese Relations

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442218079
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Genre: Political Science

This lucid assessment of the historical and contemporary determinants of Sino-American relations, now comprehensively updated, explains the conflicted engagement between the two governments. Offering a welcome richness of discussion and analysis, distinguished analyst Robert G. Sutter explores the twists and turns of the relationship over the past two hundred years. The mixed historical record convincingly shows that strong differences and mutual suspicions persist, only partly overridden by a mutual pragmatism that shifts with circumstances. Sutter judiciously considers the evolution and status of current areas of convergence and divergence in the relationship. He identifies key domestic and international factors that have led to the current positive but fragile equilibrium and what is at stake for the respective interests of the United States and China and for international stability. As the only book on the subject that combines a unified assessment of the historical evolution, contemporary status, and likely prospects of U.S.-Chinese relations, this balanced and pragmatic study will be an essential resource for all concerned with the globe's most crucial bilateral partnership.