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Asia Policy 15 (January 2013)


Asia Policy 15 includes two roundtables, one on regional perspectives on the U.S. policy of strategic rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific and one on the challenges ahead for new leaders in Northeast Asia; articles on India’s balancing act between the United States and Iran and on China’s participation in global governance; an essay on Japan’s soft power; and a book review roundtable on Japan’s and China’s use of soft power in East Asia.

Table of Contents

Roundtables
Regional Perspectives on U.S. Strategic Rebalancing
Abraham M. Denmark, Yan Xuetong, Noboru Yamaguchi, Chaesung Chun, Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang, C. Raja Mohan, Barry Desker, Kitti Prasirtsuk and Peter Jennings

Northeast Asia’s New Leaders and the Challenges Ahead
Travis Tanner, Yoichiro Sato, Ren Xiao and Sung-Yoon Lee

Articles
Balancing Rivals: India’s Tightrope between Iran and the United States
Harsh V. Pant and Julie M. Super

China’s Participation in Global Governance from a Comparative Perspective
Hongying Wang and Erik French

Policy Shorts
Toward a Universal Japan: Taking a Harder Look at Japanese Soft Power
Hanscom Smith

Book Review Roundtable
Jing Sun's Japan and China as Charm Rivals: Soft Power in Regional Diplomacy
Andrew L. Oros, Lam Peng Er, David C. Kang, Robert Sutter, Weston S. Konishi, Sheng Ding and Jing Sun