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Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers.

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

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C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 17 (January 2014)

Asia Policy 17 features a roundtable on how the ISAF’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 might affect regional states and stakeholders; an essay on deepening U.S. partnerships with India and Indonesia; articles on China’s evolving approach to nontraditional maritime security and on Mongolia’s military modernization; and a book review roundtable on Richard J. Samuels’s 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan.

Table of Contents

Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia
Michael Wills, Xenia Dormandy, Michael Keating, Mark N. Katz, Kathleen Collins, C. Christine Fair, Larry P. Goodson, Sumitha Narayanan Kutty, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Zhao Huasheng and Kuniko Ashizawa

The United States and Afghanistan: A Diminishing Transactional Relationship
Xenia Dormandy and Michael Keating

Putin’s Predicament: Russia and Afghanistan after 2014
Mark N. Katz

The Limits of Cooperation: Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the New Silk Road
Kathleen Collins

Securing Indian Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2014
C. Christine Fair

The New Great Game: Pakistan’s Approach to Afghanistan after 2014
Larry P. Goodson

Iran and Afghanistan: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Regional Diplomacy
Sumitha Narayanan Kutty

The Persian Gulf States and Afghanistan: Regional Geopolitics and Competing Interests
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Chinese Views of Post-2014 Afghanistan
Zhao Huasheng

Japanese Assistance in Afghanistan: Helping the United States, Acting Globally, and Making a Friend
Kuniko Ashizawa

Policy Essay
Global Swing States: Deepening Partnerships with India and Indonesia
Ted Osius

Ripples of Change in Chinese Foreign Policy? Evidence from Recent Approaches to Nontraditional Waterborne Security
Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange

The Role of Peacekeeping in Mongolia’s Military Strategy: A New Paradigm for Security
Christopher Pultz

Book Review Roundtable
Richard J. Samuels’s 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Alexis Dudden, Michio Muramatsu, Suzanne Basalla, Andrew DeWit, Nobuo Fukuda, Sheila A. Smith and Richard J. Samuels

Making Sense of the Disaster
Alexis Dudden

Japan Could Change While Staying the Course
Michio Muramatsu

3.11 and the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Building on Success for the Next Generation
Suzanne Basalla

3.11 and Japan’s Shift to Smart, Distributed Power
Andrew DeWit

Long-Awaited Self-Rule on the Horizon?
Nobuo Fukuda

3.11 and Policy Advocacy in Japan
Sheila A. Smith

Author’s Response: 3.11 and the Fog of Politics
Richard J. Samuels