Asia Policy 21 (January 2016)

Asia Policy 21
January 2016

January 1, 2016 ISSN 1559-0968

Asia Policy 21 features a roundtable on non-claimant states’ perspectives and interests in the South China Sea disputes; essays on Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, challenges in reforming China’s state-owned enterprises, and South Korea’s strategic dilemmas vis-à-vis China and the United States; an article examining whether South Korea is in China’s strategic orbit; and a book review roundtable on Andrew Small’s The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics.


Non-claimant Perspectives on the South China Sea Disputes

Michael Wills, Abhijit Singh, Lee Jaehyon, Tiffany Ma, Yoji Koda, Rory Medcalf, Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, Alice D. Ba, Mathieu Duchâtel, Jane Chan, and Thomas B. Fargo


Taiwan and Regional Trade Organizations: An Urgent Need for Fresh Ideas

Margaux Fimbres and Kevin G. Nealer


Challenges Ahead in China’s Reform of State-Owned Enterprises

Wendy Leutert


Between a Rock and a Hard Place: South Korea’s Strategic Dilemmas with China and the United States

Ellen Kim and Victor D. Cha


Is South Korea in China’s Orbit? Assessing Seoul’s Perceptions and Policies

Jae Ho Chung and Jiyoon Kim

Book Review Roundtable

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics

John W. Garver, Feroz Hassan Khan, Meena Singh Roy, Andrew Small, Andrew Scobell, and Daniel S. Markey

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