Asia Policy 14.2 (April 2019)

Asia Policy 14.2
April 2019

April 29, 2019 The National Bureau of Asian Research ISSN 1559-0968

This issue includes a roundtable on the security challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia, a special essay on the deterioration of U.S.-China relations, an article on whether Japan should acquire a conventional strike missile capability as part of its defense, and a roundtable on Brian D. Taylor’s book The Code of Putinism.


Where the Belt Meets the Road: Security in a Contested South Asia

Nadège Rolland, Filippo Boni, Meia Nouwens, Nilanthi Samaranayake, Gurpreet S. Khurana, and Arzan Tarapore

Special Essay

Reconsidering U.S.-China Relations: From Improbable Normalization to Precipitous Deterioration

David M. Lampton


Should Japan Adopt Conventional Missile Strike Capabilities?

Kelly C. Wadsworth

Book Review Roundtable

Brian D. Taylor’s The Code of Putinism

Mark N. Katz, Peter Rutland, Robert Orttung, Ellen Powell, and Brian D. Taylor

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