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Strategic Asia

The Strategic Asia annual edited volume incorporates assessments of economic, political, and military trends and focuses on the strategies that drive policy in the region.

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ISBN 978-1-939131-52-2
Forthcoming Nov 2017

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Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes how national power and capabilities interact with strategic culture to shape a country’s military strategies and explains why decision-makers come to favor certain options over others.

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Table of Contents

Power and Ideas in the Making of Strategy
Ashley J. Tellis

Ideas, Perceptions, and Power: An Examination of China’s Military Strategy
Oriana Skylar Mastro

Putin and Russia’s Strategic Priorities
Mark N. Katz

Japan’s Grand Strategic Shift: From the Yoshida Doctrine to an Abe Doctrine?
Christopher W. Hughes

South Korea’s Grand Strategy in Transition: Coping with Existential Threats and New Political Forces
Chung Min Lee

Challenges for India’s Military Strategy: Matching Capabilities to Ambitions?
John H. Gill

Power, Ideas, and Politics: Obstacles to an Externally Oriented Indonesian Military Strategy
Ann Marie Murphy

U.S. Strategy: Confronting Challenges Abroad and Constraints at Home
Thomas G. Mahnken

Other Volumes

Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power
Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Greg Chaffin, eds.

Strategic Asia 2013–14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age
Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge
Ashley J. Tellis and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2011–12: Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers - China and India
Ashley J. Tellis, Travis Tanner and Jessica Keough, eds.

Strategic Asia 2010–11: Asia's Rising Power and America's Continued Purpose
Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2009–10: Economic Meltdown and Geopolitical Stability
Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2008–09: Challenges and Choices
Ashley J. Tellis, Mercy Kuo and Andrew Marble, eds.

Strategic Asia 2007–08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2006–07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2004–05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2003–04: Fragility and Crisis
Richard J. Ellings, Aaron L. Friedberg and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2002–03: Asian Aftershocks
Richard J. Ellings, Aaron L. Friedberg and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2001–02: Power and Purpose
Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg, eds.