Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security

Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security

by Brad Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415381398

ISBN-13: 9780415381390

Pub. Date: 08/09/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The threats to security in Southeast Asia have been serious and constant since the end of the Second World War. The book provides an absorbing account of the evolution of a key axis of regional stability - defence contacts between Japan and Australia, tracing the relationship from the early post-war period to the post-9/11 present.

Though most works have focused

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Overview

The threats to security in Southeast Asia have been serious and constant since the end of the Second World War. The book provides an absorbing account of the evolution of a key axis of regional stability - defence contacts between Japan and Australia, tracing the relationship from the early post-war period to the post-9/11 present.

Though most works have focused on their economic nexus, Japan and Australia’s defences and security ties have assumed increasing importance since the mid-1990s. With problems such as North Korea’s nuclear program and the China-Taiwan standoff threatening regional stability, the two countries have sought to strengthen bilateral relations, and indications are that this relationship is likely to grow in the future.

Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security explores the evolution of their relationship in the broader context of Asia-Pacific security, addressing regional, sub-regional and transnational issues. This captivating book will be welcomed by those with an interest in Asian politics, international relations, and security studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415381390
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/09/2006
Series:
Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the US and UN in Australia-Japan defence and security cooperation1
1Australia-Japan and the region, 1952-65 : the beginnings of security policy networks9
2Japan, Australia and ASPAC : the rise and fall of an Asia-Pacific cooperative security framework30
3Japanese security perceptions of Australia47
4The 'anchors' : collaborative security, substance or smokescreen?70
5American acolytes : Tokyo, Canberra and Washington's emerging 'Pacific axis'89
6Australia-Japan security cooperation : the proliferation security initiative107
7Japan and the war on terror : opportunity costs127
8Perspectives on UN peacekeeping collaboration between Japan and Australia144
9Security cooperation between Japan and Australia : current elements and future prospects164

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