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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 4 (July 2007)

This issue of Asia Policy includes contributions by David M. Lampton, Cheng Li, Pieter Bottelier, and Fenggang Yang to a roundtable exploring possible futures for China in the year 2020; a roundtable of scholars and policy analysts responding to the question of sizing the PLA; and a book review roundtable on Kenneth B. Pyle’s Japan Rising and Richard J. Samuels’ Securing Japan.

Table of Contents

China in the Year 2020
Mercy Kuo, Andrew Marble, David M. Lampton, Cheng Li, Pieter Bottelier and Fenggang Yang

Sizing the Chinese Military
Andrew Scobell, Roy Kamphausen, Ellis Joffe, Michael R. Chambers, David M. Finkelstein, Cortez A. Cooper III, Dennis J. Blasko, Bernard D. Cole, Michael McDevitt, Phillip C. Saunders, Erik Quam and Larry Wortzel

Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: A New Look at the Militancy-Madrasah Connection
C. Christine Fair

China’s Fifteen-Year Plan for Science and Technology: An Assessment
Sylvia Schwaag Serger and Magnus Breidne

Managing the U.S.-China Foreign Economic Dialogue: Building Greater Coordination and New Habits of Consultation
Jean A. Garrison

Book Review Roundtable
Kenneth B. Pyle’s Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose/Richard J. Samuels’ Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia
T. J. Pempel, Mike M. Mochizuki, Ming Wan, Christopher W. Hughes, Richard J. Samuels and Kenneth B. Pyle