Asia Policy 5 (January 2008)

Asia Policy 5
January 2008

January 1, 2008 ISSN 1559-0968

The fifth issue of NBR’s journal Asia Policy features two roundtables: “What If? A World without the U.S.-ROK Alliance” and “Islam in Japan.” The issue includes two essays on oil in Asia and one on China’s submarine rescue efforts. Also featured is a book review roundtable on Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland’s Famine in North Korea.


What If? A World without the U.S.-ROK Alliance

David C. Kang, Aaron L. Friedberg, S. Enders Wimbush, Geun Lee, Nicholas Eberstadt, and Scott Snyder


Islam in Japan: A Cause for Concern?

Keiko Sakurai, Michael Penn, and Emile A. Nakhleh


Northeast Asia’s Kovykta Conundrum: A Decade of Promise and Peril

Michael T. Jones and Se Hyun Ahn


The Roots of Chinese Oil Investment Abroad

Trevor Houser


International Submarine Rescue: A Constructive Role for China?

Lyle Goldstein and William Murray

Book Review Roundtable

Stephan Haggard & Marcus Noland’s Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform

Stephan Haggard, Chung Min Lee, Andrei Lankov, Edward P. Reed, Hazel Smith, and Marcus Noland

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