Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765620006
  • ISBN-13: 9780765620002
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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New developments in the Asia-Pacific are forcing regional officials to rethink the way they manage security issues. Against this backdrop of regional transition, the contributors to this work explore why some forms of security cooperation and institutionalization in the region have proven more feasible than others, such as bilateral security cooperation and emerging multilateral structures, and factors needed to develop complementary relationships between states.

Part I provides an overview of evolving security approaches to the Asia-Pacific region from the Cold War through the current post-9/11 era. The chapters in Part II offer country-based perspectives. Coverage includes the major powers in the region (the United States, China, Australia, and Japan), middle/sub-regional powers (Indonesia, the Philippines, and South Korea), and smaller states (Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.
1: Part I.
2: Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Evolution of Concepts and Practices.
3: Convergent Security Revisited: Reconciling Bilateral and Multilateral Security Approaches.
4: Accelerating the Evolutionary Process of Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: An Australian Perspective.
5: Part II.
6: The Evolving Chinese Conception of Security and Security Approaches.
7: Indonesia and Regional Security: The Quest for Cooperative Security.
8: Japan’s Compound Approach to Security Cooperation.
9: South Korea’s Strategy for Inter-Korean Relations and Regional Security Cooperation.
10: Malaysian Defense and Security Cooperation: Coming Out of the Closet.
11: The Revitalized Philippine-U.S. Security Relations: The Triumph of Bilateralism Over Multilateralism in Philippine Foreign Policy?.
12: Singapore’s Perspective on the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture.
13: Thailand’s Perspective on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
14: Recalibration Not Transformation: U.S. Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific.
About the Editors and Contributors.