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Strategic Asia

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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Nov 2016$34.95

Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific

Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2016-17 examines how the region's major powers view international politics and the use of military force. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes the ideological and historical sources of a country's strategic culture, how strategic culture informs the thinking of the country's policymakers, and how these understandings lead to decisions about the pursuit of strategic objectives and national power.

Table of Contents

Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis

Realpolitik with Chinese Characteristics: Chinese Strategic Culture and the Modern Communist Party-State
Christopher A. Ford

Russian Strategic Culture in the 21st Century: Redefining the West-East Balance
Isabelle Facon

Two Strategic Cultures, Two Japans
Alexis Dudden

The Pursuit of Autonomy and South Korea's Atypical Strategic Culture
David C. Kang and Jiun Bang

The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India's Strategic Culture
Ian Hall

Indonesia's Strategic Culture: The Legacy of Independence
Yohanes Sulaiman

U.S. Strategic Culture: Liberalism with Limited Liability
Colin Dueck

Other Volumes

Strategic Asia 2017–18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific
Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power
Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Greg Chaffin, eds.

Strategic Asia 2013–14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age
Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge
Ashley J. Tellis and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2011–12: Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers - China and India
Ashley J. Tellis, Travis Tanner and Jessica Keough, eds.

Strategic Asia 2010–11: Asia's Rising Power and America's Continued Purpose
Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2009–10: Economic Meltdown and Geopolitical Stability
Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner, eds.

Strategic Asia 2008–09: Challenges and Choices
Ashley J. Tellis, Mercy Kuo and Andrew Marble, eds.

Strategic Asia 2007–08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2006–07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2004–05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power
Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2003–04: Fragility and Crisis
Richard J. Ellings, Aaron L. Friedberg and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2002–03: Asian Aftershocks
Richard J. Ellings, Aaron L. Friedberg and Michael Wills, eds.

Strategic Asia 2001–02: Power and Purpose
Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg, eds.