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In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.
Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes how national power and capabilities interact with strategic culture to shape a country’s military strategies and explains why decision-makers come to favor certain options over others.
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This issue of Asia Policy includes a roundtable on the strategic implications of China and Russia's growing partnership; a special essay that calls on the United States to resume its leadership role in Asia in response to China's rise; an article on the Chinese Communist Party's use of pen names in the media to convey official views; an article on Vietnam's warfighting capabilities for defending its disputed claims with China in the South China Sea; and a book review roundtable discussing Terence Roehrig's new book Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War.
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) assesses the current outlook for U.S.-Thailand relations amid moves by the military government to strengthen ties with China. He argues that the United States risks losing influence in Southeast Asia if democratic reforms fail and discusses options for the United States to pursue the goal of encouraging Thailand’s return to democracy.
This NBR Special Report examines case studies and recent scholarly literature on trilateralism and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening U.S.-ROK-Japan cooperation in four key areas: regional security, nontraditional security, energy security, and the emerging domains of space and cybersecurity.
The Strategic Asia annual edited volume incorporates assessments of economic, political, and military trends and focuses on the strategies that drive policy in the region.
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