This new textbook gathers an international roster of top security studies scholars to provide an overview of Asia-Pacific’s international relations and pressing contemporary security issues. It is a suitable introduction for undergraduate and masters students' use in international relations and security studies courses. Merging a strong theoretical component with rich contemporary and historical empirical examples, Asia-Pacific Security examines the region's key players and challenges as well as a spectrum of proposed solutions for improving regional stability. Major topics include in-depth looks at the United States' relationship with China; Security concerns presented by small and microstates, the region's largest group of nations; threats posed by terrorism and insurgency; the region's accelerating arms race and the potential for an Asian war; the possible roles of multilateralism, security communities, and human security as part of solutions to regional problems.
Georgetown University Press; October 2016
- ISBN: 9781626163461
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Asia-Pacific Security
- Author: Joanne Wallis (ed.); Andrew Carr (ed.)
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
About The Author
Joanne Wallis is a senior lecturer at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, and the author of Constitution Making during State Building.
Andrew Carr is research fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University. He is the author of Winning the Peace: Australia's Campaign to Change the Asia-Pacific and coeditor of the journal Security Challenges.