America's Asian Alliances

America's Asian Alliances

by Robert D. Blackwill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522853

ISBN-13: 9780262522854

Pub. Date: 07/07/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

Unlike the new and largely peaceful Europe, the Asia-Pacific region is fraught with old instabilities and new risks, as well as opportunities. America's Asian alliances face an arc of potential instability, from the divided Korean peninsula in Northeast Asia, to the nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan on the South Asian subcontinent, to an unstable

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Unlike the new and largely peaceful Europe, the Asia-Pacific region is fraught with old instabilities and new risks, as well as opportunities. America's Asian alliances face an arc of potential instability, from the divided Korean peninsula in Northeast Asia, to the nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan on the South Asian subcontinent, to an unstable Indonesia in Southeast Asia. The United States and its allies must also address the rise of Chinese power, slow the spread of nuclear and high-tech conventional weapons, maintain access to energy resources, and expand the world free-trade system.In this book, nine distinguished US and Australian strategists present systematic and concrete prescriptions for strengthening America's Asian alliances. These policy-driven chapters address the roles that the US-Japan, US-South Korea, and US-Australia alliances can play in ensuring long-term stability and prosperity in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522854
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/07/2000
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Map of the Asia-Pacific Region
Preface
Foreword
Ch. 1The Strategic Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region1
Ch. 2American Engagement in Asia19
Ch. 3The U.S.-Japan Alliance31
Ch. 4The U.S.-Korea Alliance61
Ch. 5The U.S.-Australia Alliance87
Ch. 6An Action Agenda to Strengthen America's Alliances in the Asia-Pacific Region111
Table 1Comparative Defense Budgets and Spending137
Table 2Comparative Military Forces138
Table 3Comparative Economic Data139
Contributors140
About the Belfer Center for Science and International146
Affairs

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