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Beginning in 2018 with volume 13, Asia Policy will be published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

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Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 18 (July 2014)

Asia Policy 18 features a roundtable on Asia’s interests in and engagement with the Arctic region and articles on the reset in Russian-Japan relations, Canada as a potential partner in the U.S. rebalance toward Asia, and creating a cybersecurity regime in ASEAN. The issue also includes a book review roundtable on Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi’s book By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World and a book review essay on Ashley Tellis’s Balancing Without Containment: An American Strategy for Managing China.

Table of Contents

The Changing Arctic: New Realities and Players at the Top of the World
Lawson Brigham

Polar Pursuits: Asia Engages the Arctic
Lawson Brigham, James Kraska, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Katarzyna Zysk, Leiv Lunde, Kai Sun, Aki Tonami, Young Kil Park, Ian Storey and Sanjay Chaturvedi

Asian States in U.S. Arctic Policy: Perceptions and Prospects
James Kraska

Canada and the Asian Observers to the Arctic Council: Anxiety and Opportunity
P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Asian Interests in the Arctic: Risks and Gains for Russia
Katarzyna Zysk

The Nordic Embrace: Why the Nordic Countries Welcome Asia to the Arctic Table
Leiv Lunde

Beyond the Dragon and the Panda: Understanding China’s Engagement in the Arctic
Kai Sun

Future-Proofing Japan’s Interests in the Arctic: Scientific Collaboration and a Search for Balance
Aki Tonami

South Korea’s Interests in the Arctic
Young Kil Park

The Arctic Novice: Singapore and the High North
Ian Storey

India’s Arctic Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities
Sanjay Chaturvedi

Hajime!--The Causes and Prospects of the New Start in Russian-Japanese Relations
James D.J. Brown

Canada's Role in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Prospects for Cooperation
James Manicom

Regional Cybersecurity: Moving Toward a Resilient ASEAN Cybersecurity Regime
Caitríona H. Heinl

Book Review Roundtable
Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi’s By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest Is Changing the World
Llewelyn Hughes, Trevor Houser, Elizabeth Wishnick, Wojtek M. Wolfe, Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi

Don't Panic! China and the Second Energy Revolution
Llewelyn Hughes

How China's Resource Quest Is Changing China
Trevor Houser

Resources for Change
Elizabeth Wishnick

Shedding Light on the Study of Energy Security
Wojtek M. Wolfe

Authors' Response: The Continuing Evolution of China's Resource Quest
Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi

Book Review Essay
Ending the Strategic Holiday: U.S. Grand Strategy and a "Rising" China
Christopher A. Ford