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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.


0-9713938-3-4
Sept 2003

Strategic Asia 2003–04: Fragility and Crisis

Richard J. Ellings, Aaron L. Friedberg and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2003-04: Fragility and Crisis, the third Strategic Asia volume, examines the weaknesses and fractures affecting the strategic environment in the Asia Pacific and assesses how multiple crises are changing the region’s international relations.

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

Table of Contents

Introduction (Strategic Asia 2003-04)
Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg

United States: U.S. Leadership--Prevailing Strengths Amid Challenges
Robert Sutter

China: Sources of Stability in U.S.-China Security Relations
Thomas J. Christensen and Michael A. Glosny

Japan: Tilting Closer to Washington
Michael H. Armacost

South Korea: Anchored or Adrift?
Victor D. Cha

North Korea: The Korean Nuclear Crisis-On to the Next Level
Nicholas Eberstadt and Joseph P. Ferguson

Russia: Russia's Soft Balancing Act
William C. Wohlforth

India: Regional Concerns, Global Ambitions
John H. Gill

Pakistan: A State Under Stress
John H. Gill

Indonesia: Turbulent Times-From Autocracy to Democracy
John B. Haseman

Northeast Asia: The Geopolitics of the Korean Nuclear Crisis
Gilbert Rozman

Southeast Asia: Whither Security Regionalism?
Sheldon W. Simon

Central Asia: Defying "Great Game" Expectations
Kathleen Collins and William C. Wohlforth

Terrorism: The War on Terrorism in Southeast Asia
Zachary Abuza

Proliferation: The Growing Challenge of Proliferation in Asia
Bates Gill

Economic Integration: Implications of Regional Economic Integration
Ellen L. Frost

Economic Stability: Will Asia's Economies Fail or Return to Growth?
Dwight H. Perkins

Demographic Trends: Strategic Implications of Asian Demographic Trends
Nicholas Eberstadt

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2003-04

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.