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Security and Conflict in East Asia

Security and Conflict in East Asia

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception, sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security. The title is divided into four parts. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures and crisis management mechanisms conflict. The introductory section includes chapters which explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of the regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining its military modernization and relationship with the USA, as well as the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges that they face. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, and the prospects for managing security in the region. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, research institutes, and academics. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.

The Arms Race in Asia Trends, causes and implications

The Arms Race in Asia Trends, causes and implications

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2015

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 significant, led by the emergence of China and India as major powers. It is therefore not surprising that the rapid military modernisation in Asia, accompanied by significant increases in the size and sophistication of armed forces, has generated attention as to its trends, key characteristics, causes and implications. This phenomenon, which has become evident since the end of the Cold War, has also been widely described as an Asian 'arms race'. This book evaluates the key conceptual ideas which can shed light on this phenomenon, as well as examining the complex mix of internal, external and technological factors that have led to its emergence. The volume explores the way in which the arms race is leading ultimately to three distinctive blocs in the emerging geostrategic landscape: a loose bloc of US allies in the region; a counter-bloc of potential US adversaries; and a neutral bloc of states with industrial age armed forces whose allegiances will vary according to circumstances and geostrategic developments. The Arms Race in Asia concludes that if the emerging arms race is left unchecked, it is likely that Asia will increasingly become a region of instability, marked by conflicts and interstate wars. The book will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR in general.

Security and Conflict in East Asia

Security and Conflict in East Asia

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2015

Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception, sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security. The title is divided into four parts. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures and crisis management mechanisms conflict. The introductory section includes chapters which explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of the regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining its military modernization and relationship with the USA, as well as the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges that they face. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, and the prospects for managing security in the region. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, research institutes, and academics. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.

The Arms Race in Asia Trends, causes and implications

The Arms Race in Asia Trends, causes and implications

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2013

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 significant, led by the emergence of China and India as major powers. It is therefore not surprising that the rapid military modernisation in Asia, accompanied by significant increases in the size and sophistication of armed forces, has generated attention as to its trends, key characteristics, causes and implications. This phenomenon, which has become evident since the end of the Cold War, has also been widely described as an Asian 'arms race'. This book evaluates the key conceptual ideas which can shed light on this phenomenon, as well as examining the complex mix of internal, external and technological factors that have led to its emergence. The volume explores the way in which the arms race is leading ultimately to three distinctive blocs in the emerging geostrategic landscape: a loose bloc of US allies in the region; a counter-bloc of potential US adversaries; and a neutral bloc of states with industrial age armed forces whose allegiances will vary according to circumstances and geostrategic developments. The Arms Race in Asia concludes that if the emerging arms race is left unchecked, it is likely that Asia will increasingly become a region of instability, marked by conflicts and interstate wars. The book will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR in general.

Politics of Terrorism A Survey

Politics of Terrorism A Survey

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2010

Terrorism is increasingly at the forefront of political agendas. Events world-wide have led to an increased awareness and response to this global phenomenon. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of alienation and rebellion that underlie the use of terrorism as an instrument of violence. This title includes: essays, each of around 8,000 words in length, providing in-depth analysis of topics of relevance in the subject an A-Z glossary of key terrorist groups and organizations, as well as major terrorist incidences and events detailed maps and statistics an extensive bibliography listing further relevant reading material. This unique combination of analytically detailed essays with statistics and a glossary make this title a unique one-stop reference source as well as a training and education guide on the politics of terrorism world-wide.

The Politics of Maritime Power A Survey

The Politics of Maritime Power A Survey

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2010

Since the crucial maritime battles that were fought during the Second World War in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the post-war period, which saw a naval standoff between a vast US navy and a growing Soviet navy, the focus of international maritime power has changed. Major maritime powers have deployed warships, aircraft carriers and heavy land forces around the globe, for purposes of diplomacy, such as in maintaining far-flung alliances; for deterrent purposes, such as in the Taiwan Straits; for warfighting, such as in its crucial support roles in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and both Gulf Wars; and for complex emergencies, such as tsunami and earthquake rescue in Indonesia and Pakistan. Increasingly, maritime power is employed in counter-terrorism, such as in joint patrols, counter-terrorism exercises and in intercepting ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. The Politics of Maritime Power is an exploration of the contemporary facets of maritime power, particularly as an instrument of the state, in the post-Second World War era. This reference volume is divided into four parts, with chapters exploring various aspects of modern maritime power written by maritime experts; a series of maps which show major maritime zones; a glossary which contains over 240 entries on various aspects of maritime power; and a detailed bibliography.

The Politics of Maritime Power A Survey

The Politics of Maritime Power A Survey

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2007

Since the crucial maritime battles that were fought during the Second World War in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the post-war period, which saw a naval standoff between a vast US navy and a growing Soviet navy, the focus of international maritime power has changed. Major maritime powers have deployed warships, aircraft carriers and heavy land forces around the globe, for purposes of diplomacy, such as in maintaining far-flung alliances; for deterrent purposes, such as in the Taiwan Straits; for warfighting, such as in its crucial support roles in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and both Gulf Wars; and for complex emergencies, such as tsunami and earthquake rescue in Indonesia and Pakistan. Increasingly, maritime power is employed in counter-terrorism, such as in joint patrols, counter-terrorism exercises and in intercepting ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. The Politics of Maritime Power is an exploration of the contemporary facets of maritime power, particularly as an instrument of the state, in the post-Second World War era. This reference volume is divided into four parts, with chapters exploring various aspects of modern maritime power written by maritime experts; a series of maps which show major maritime zones; a glossary which contains over 240 entries on various aspects of maritime power; and a detailed bibliography.

Politics of Terrorism A Survey

Politics of Terrorism A Survey

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2006

Terrorism is increasingly at the forefront of political agendas. Events world-wide have led to an increased awareness and response to this global phenomenon. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of alienation and rebellion that underlie the use of terrorism as an instrument of violence. This title includes: essays, each of around 8,000 words in length, providing in-depth analysis of topics of relevance in the subject an A-Z glossary of key terrorist groups and organizations, as well as major terrorist incidences and events detailed maps and statistics an extensive bibliography listing further relevant reading material. This unique combination of analytically detailed essays with statistics and a glossary make this title a unique one-stop reference source as well as a training and education guide on the politics of terrorism world-wide.

A Political and Economic Dictionary of South-East Asia

A Political and Economic Dictionary of South-East Asia

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2004

This Dictionary provides definitions and explanations of economic and political terms and references relating to southeast Asia. The book contains entries covering various areas and issues, such as the recent history and economy of each country in the region, ethnic groups, political parties and party leaders, politicians, conflicts, regions, border disputes, key businesses and stock markets. Each entry provides a clear and concise explanation or definition of the term or name to which it refers.