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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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978-1-939131-28-7
Oct 2013
Paperback $34.95
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Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age

Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Travis Tanner, eds.

The 2013-14 Strategic Asia volume examines the role of nuclear weapons in the grand strategies of key Asian states and assesses the impact of these capabilities—both established and latent—on regional and international stability. In each chapter, a leading expert explores the historical, strategic, and political factors that drive a country's calculations vis-a-vis nuclear weapons and draws implications for American interests.

Table of Contents

No Escape: Managing the Enduring Reality of Nuclear Weapons
Ashley J. Tellis

Russia as a Nuclear Power in the Eurasian Context
Jacob W. Kipp

China’s Nuclear Modernization: Surprise, Restraint, and Uncertainty
Jeffrey Lewis

India: The Challenges of Nuclear Operationalization and Strategic Stability
Gaurav Kampani

The Future of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program
Christopher Clary

Nuclear Ambition and Tension on the Korean Peninsula
John S. Park

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications
Robert Reardon

Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond “Allergy” and Breakout
Richard J. Samuels and James L. Schoff

Extended Deterrence, Assurance, and Reassurance in the Pacific during the Second Nuclear Age
Linton Brooks and Mira Rapp-Hooper

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2013-14

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.