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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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Asia Policy Editors:

C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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Asia Policy 22 (July 2016)

Asia Policy 22 includes roundtables on Sino-Indian competition in the Indian Ocean and regional perspectives on the value of the ADMM-Plus; articles examining the PLA’s development of expeditionary capabilities, China's approach to economic diplomacy since the global financial crisis, and the securitization of Japan's Trans-Pacific Partnership policy; and a book review roundtable discussing Bobo Lo’s Russia and the New World Disorder.

Table of Contents

India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean
David Brewster, You Ji, Zhu Li, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Abhijit Singh, Raja Menon, Darshana M. Baruah, John W. Garver and Rory Medcalf

The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific
See Seng Tan, Siew Mun Tang, Brendan Taylor, Penghong Cai, Udai Bhanu Singh, Ken Jimbo, David Capie, Victor Sumsky, Lee Jaehyon and Kurt Leffler

A Global People's Liberation Army: Possibilities, Challenges, and Opportunities
Kristen Gunness and Oriana Skylar Mastro

China’s Evolving Approach to Economic Diplomacy
Timothy R. Heath

Securitizing the TPP in Japan: Policymaking Structure and Discourse
Aurelia George Mulgan

Book Review Roundtable
Russia and the New World Disorder
Kimberly Marten, Agnia Grigas, Charles E. Ziegler, Olga Oliker, Michael Kofman and Bobo Lo