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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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Forthcoming Volume

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.

ISBN: 978-1-939131-34-8
Dec 2014

Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power examines the trajectories of U.S. alliance and partner relationships in the Asia-Pacific in light of the region’s shifting strategic landscape. Leading experts provide comprehensive assessments of the current state of the United States’ relations with its five treaty allies, as well as with emerging "strategic partners" in Asia, and draw implications for U.S. policy.


978-0-9713938-8-2
Sept 2007 | 443 pp
Paperback $19.95

Strategic Asia 2007–08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy

Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2007–08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy, the seventh volume in NBR’s Strategic Asia series, examines the varied political transitions and internal changes occurring in pivotal Asian states and evaluates the impact on Asian foreign policymaking and strategy. Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, the book assesses the patterns of political development, the drivers of internal change, the character of governance, and prospects for political stability in the region, and draws implications for Asia and the United States.

View the Executive Summary for each chapter in the table of contents below. Individual chapter PDFs are available for online purchase.

Table of Contents

Domestic Politics and Grand Strategy in Asia
Ashley J. Tellis

How Domestic Forces Shape the PRC’s Grand Strategy & International Impact
Kenneth Lieberthal

Japan’s Long Transition: The Politics of Recalibrating Grand Strategy
Mike M. Mochizuki

The Two Koreas: Making Grand Strategy amid Changing Domestic Politics
Samuel S. Kim

Russia: The Domestic Sources of a Less‑than-Grand Strategy
Celeste A. Wallander

Poised for Power: The Domestic Roots of India’s Slow Rise
C. Raja Mohan

Bangladesh and Pakistan: From Secession to Convergence?
Frederic Grare

Political Change in Southeast Asia: Challenges for U.S. Strategy
Donald E. Weatherbee

Finding Balance: The Foreign Policies of Central Asia's States
Svante E. Cornell

Iran: Domestic Politics and Nuclear Choices
Shahram Chubin

Asian Security Architectures
Nick Bisley

Environmental (In)security in Asia: Challenging U.S. Interests
Lorraine Elliott

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2007-08

Other Volumes

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.