This authoritative volume evaluates post-Cold War approaches to security in the Asia Pacific. Leading specialists first examine traditional security concerns-military capabilities, balance of power, territorial and resource disputes, the effects of new technologies on military strategy, and the problems involved in maintaining sovereignty in the face of globalization. They then introduce the new security agenda of economic and financial stability, the effects of environmental degradation, human rights and political stability, and the impact of transnational crime. Their wide-ranging and incisive discussions will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and students alike.
Sheldon W. Simon is professor of political science at Arizona State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I Chapter 3 Rescuing Realism from the Realists: A Theoretical Note on East Asian Security Chapter 4 Asian Armed Forces: Internal and External Tasks and Capabilities Chapter 5 Technology and the Military Face of Asian Security Chapter 6 Goldilocks' Problem: Rethinking Security and Sovereignty in Asia Part 7 Part II Chapter 8 The Changing Nature of Economic Security in Asia Chapter 9 Environment, Development, and Security in Southeast Asia Chapter 10 Democracy, Human Rights, and Security in Asia Chapter 11 Transnational Crime and Asia-Pacific Security Chapter 12 Conclusion: Forward to the Past?