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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 24 (July 2017)

Asia Policy 24 includes roundtables on Asia-Pacific perspectives regarding relations with the United States under the Trump administration and on China’s Belt and Road Initiative; an essay assessing policy options to retain U.S. military superiority in the South China Sea; an article on Japan’s reinterpretation of its constitution to allow the limited exercise of collective self-defense; and a book review roundtable discussing Andrew L. Oros’s new book Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century.

Table of Contents

Regional Perspectives on America’s Evolving Asia Policy
Jessica Keough, Xie Tao, Noboru Yamaguchi, Kang Choi, Ming Lee, Dmitri Trenin, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Moeed Yusuf, Joseph Chinyong Liow and Michael Wesley

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Views from along the Silk Road
Jessica Keough, Michael Clarke, Andrew Small, Harsh V. Pant, Ritika Passi, Sebastien Peyrouse, Meena Singh Roy, Nargis Kassenova and Hong Yu

Beyond Imposing Costs: Recalibrating U.S. Strategy in the South China Sea
Joel Wuthnow

Policy by Other Means: Collective Self-Defense and the Politics of Japan’s Postwar Constitutional Reinterpretations
Adam P. Liff

Book Review Roundtable
Andrew L. Oros's Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century
Kenneth B. Pyle, Yuki Tatsumi, Nicholas Szechenyi, James E. Auer and Andrew L. Oros