Asian Security Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765622149
  • ISBN-13: 9780765622143
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 365 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Focuses on the new challenges to security in the Asia-Pacific region presented by international terrorism. Reviews old security realities, and highlights more recent security issues in the region, including the North Korean threat, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the future U.S.-China rivalry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editors' Note.
List of Illustrative Materials.
Half Title Page.
Introduction: Terrorism and the New Security Environment.
1: Country Profiles.
2: 1 Australia: America's Closest Ally.
3: 2 Bangladesh: Growing Islamic Identity and Continued Political Gridlock.
4: 3 Brunei: Multifaceted Survival Strategies of a Small State.
5: 4 Burma: Plus ça Change.
6: 5 Cambodia: A Gathering Danger.
7: 6 China: The Rising Power in Asia and Its Relations with Preemptive America—Emerging Strategic Partnership, Temporary Tactical Accommodation, or Both?.
8: 7 India: Confidence amid Change.
9: 8 Indonesia: A Difficult Transition to Democracy.
10: 9 Japan: Untangling the Contradictions.
11: 10 Laos: Learning to Live with the Outside World.
12: 11 Malaysia: Security Begins at Home.
13: 12 Mongolia: A Delicate Balancing Act.
14: 13 Nepal: Political Uncertainty amid the Maoist Threat.
15: 14 New Zealand: A Small Nation's Perspective.
16: 15 North Korea: Continued Advancement of Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.
17: 16 Pakistan: Hanging in the Post-9/11 Balance.
18: 17 The Philippines: Searching for Stability.
19: 18 Singapore: Stability and Prosperity.
20: 19 South Korea: An Emerging Power in the Pacific.
21: 20 Sri Lanka: Political Uncertainty Under the Threat of Insurgency.
22: 21 Taiwan: Deterring a Rising China.
23: 22 Thailand: Resurgent Extremism and Other Challenges.
24: 23 Vietnam: Focused Domestically, Adrift Internationally.
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Appendix 1: Comparative Country Data.
Appendix 2: Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) in Asia.
About the Editors and Contributors.