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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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978-0-9713938-9-9
Sept 2008 | 501 pp
Paperback $19.95

Strategic Asia 2008–09: Challenges and Choices

Ashley J. Tellis, Mercy Kuo and Andrew Marble, eds.

The eighth volume in NBR’s Strategic Asia series assesses the major strategic choices on Asia facing the new U.S. president and administration as well as the broader policy community. Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, the book analyzes the impact of U.S. policy and geopolitical developments on Asia’s transformation over the past eight years.  

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

Table of Contents

Overview: Preserving Hegemony—The Strategic Tasks Facing the United States
Ashley J. Tellis

The United States and Asia
Richard K. Betts

Managing China as a Strategic Challenge
Michael D. Swaine

Japan: Divided Government, Diminished Resources
T. J. Pempel

The Korean Peninsula in U.S. Strategy: Policy Issues for the Next President
Jonathan D. Pollack

Mind the Gap: Russian Ambitions vs. Russian Reality
Eugene Rumer

Partnering with India: Regional Power, Global Hopes
Teresita C. Schaffer

Australia: Allied in Transition
Rory Medcalf

Southeast Asia: Strategic Diversification in the "Asian Century"
Evelyn Goh

The Impact of Pakistan's and Bangladesh's National Strategies on U.S. Interests
Polly Nayak

A Regional Approach to Afghanistan and Its Neighbors
S. Frederick Starr

Asia's Water Security Crisis: China, India, and the United States
Elizabeth Economy

Military Power Projection in Asia
Dennis C. Blair

The Iran Nuclear Challenge: Asian Interests and U.S. Policy Options
George Perkovich

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2008-09

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.