Conflict in Asia: Korea, China-Taiwan, and India-Pakistan

Overview

Much of the world reaped a peace dividend with the end of the Cold War, yet Asia has seen little reduction in tensions and military spending. Three Cold War era conflicts-those dividing China and Taiwan, North and South Korea, and India and Pakistan-remain unresolved. Other regional powers, as well as the United States, continue to be concerned about these volatile disputes. North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile development, China's opposition to Taiwan's pursuit of independence, and Pakistan's ...

See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$35.50
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$36.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $2.75   
  • New (3) from $34.41   
  • Used (6) from $2.75   
Sending request ...

Overview

Much of the world reaped a peace dividend with the end of the Cold War, yet Asia has seen little reduction in tensions and military spending. Three Cold War era conflicts-those dividing China and Taiwan, North and South Korea, and India and Pakistan-remain unresolved. Other regional powers, as well as the United States, continue to be concerned about these volatile disputes. North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile development, China's opposition to Taiwan's pursuit of independence, and Pakistan's longstanding dispute with India have all received increasing media attention. This is the first volume using a common approach to examine post-Cold War changes in these three volatile dyads.

The book's case studies detail the evolution of each country's security policy and its shifting mix of alliances. The authors analyze U.S. interests and discuss how U.S. intervention affects strategic calculations of the conflicted states. This mechanism allows gives the readers a truer understanding of the conflicts and how they interact within the Asian security system in general. Each of the dominant theoretical frameworks of international relations-neo-realism, neo-liberalism, and constructivism-offer crucial insights into this complicated situation.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275977917
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

UK HEO is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

SHALE A. HOROWITZ is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Review of Findings
1 Conflict in Asia after the Cold War: Identity, Regime Types, and Strategic Interaction 1
2 China's Taiwan Policy: Past and Present 25
3 Taiwan's Evolving National Security Policy 41
4 Ambiguity and US Foreign Policy on China-Taiwan Relations 55
5 Assessing North Korean Behavior: The June 2000 Summit, the Bush Administration, and Beyond 67
6 The "Sunshine" Policy Revisited: An Analysis of South Korea's Policy toward North Korea 89
7 Recent US Foreign Policy Regarding the Korean Peninsula 105
8 In India's Shadow: The Evolution of Pakistan's Security Policy 119
9 Shades of Realism: The Impact of Personality, Ideology, and Systemic Pressure on Indian Foreign Policy 139
10 The United States and the India-Pakistan Rivalry: Assistance and Condemnation 157
Index 175
About the Contributors 179
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)