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.
David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and founding director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. Michael Yahuda is professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a visiting scholar and adjunct professor of international affairs at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at The George Washington University.
Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: International Relations in Asia: A Multidimensional Analysis David Shambaugh Part II: Legacies and Theories Chapter 2: The Evolving Asian System: Three Transformations Samuel S. Kim Chapter 3: Thinking Theoretically about Asian IR Amitav Acharya Part III: The Role of External Powers Chapter 4: The United States in Asia: Durable Leadership Robert Sutter Chapter 5: Europe's Role in Asia: Distant but Involved Sebastian Bersick Part IV: Regional Powers Chapter 6: China's Role in Asia: Attractive or Assertive? Phillip C. Saunders Chapter 7: India's Role in Asia: A Rising Regional Power T.V. Paul Chapter 8: Japan's Role in Asia: Searching for Certainty Michael Green Part V: Sub-Regional Actors Chapter 9: ASEAN and Southeast Asia: Remaining Relevant Sheldon W. Simon Chapter 10: Australia's Choices in the Asian Century Hugh White Chapter 11: Central Asia: The End of the "Great Game"? Martha Brill Olcott Chapter 12: The Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Stability Scott Snyder Part VI: Transregional Linkages and Dynamics Chapter 13: The Asian Regional Economy Edward J. Lincoln Chapter 14: Globalization and International Relations in Asia Nayan Chanda Chapter 15: Security Dynamics in East Asia Ralph A. Cossa Part VII: Conclusion Chapter 16: Looking Ahead: A New Asian Order? Michael Yahuda
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