Asia Policy 8 (July 2009)
The eighth issue of NBR’s journal Asia Policy features a roundtable of experts on defining a "healthy" military balance in the Taiwan Strait and articles on North Korean domestic politics, India's foreign policy establishment, and the Chinese military's new information office. A book review roundtable on China’s Water Warriors, a review essay on three recent books that address the rise of China, and books reviews on Asia, Sri Lanka, and China are also included.
Table of Contents
Defining a Healthy Balance Across the Taiwan Strait
Robert Sutter, Jianwei Wang, J. Bruce Jacobs, Alan M. Wachman, Ji You and Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Pyongyang Strikes Back: North Korean Policies of 2002–08 and Attempts to Reverse "De-Stalinization from Below"
Developing India’s Foreign Policy "Software"
Media Relations in China’s Military: The Case of the Ministry of National Defense Information Office
Book Review Roundtable
Andrew C. Mertha’s China's Water Warriors: Citizen Action and Policy Change
David M. Lampton, Anna Brettell, Teh-chang Lin, Yawei Liu, Peter Ford and Andrew Mertha
To Assess the Rise of China
Book reviews – Asia Policy 8
Ellen L. Frost, A.R.M. Imtiyaz, Yuan-Kang Wang, Barrett L. McCormick and William Ratliff