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0-9713938-0-X
Sept 2001

Strategic Asia 2001–02: Power and Purpose

Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg, eds.

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

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NBR will release the sixteenth volume in the Strategic Asia series in November 2016. Strategic Asia 2016-17: Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific 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
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Realpolitik with Chinese Characteristics: Chinese Strategic Culture and the Modern Communist Party-State

Christopher A. Ford
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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

Isabelle Facon
Fondation pour la recherche stratégique

Two Strategic Cultures, Two Japans

Alexis Dudden
University of Connecticut

The Pursuit of Autonomy and South Korea's Atypical Strategic Culture

David C. Kang
University of Southern California

Jiun Bang
University of Michigan

The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India's Strategic Culture

Ian Hall
Griffith University

Indonesia's Strategic Culture: The Legacy of Independence

Yohanes Sulaiman
Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani in Cimahi

U.S. Strategic Culture: Liberalism with Limited Liability

Colin Dueck
George Mason University

In Strategic Asia 2001–02: Power and Purpose, the nation's top Asia specialists and international relations experts outline the current strategic environment in the Asia Pacific and then ask what will "strategic Asia" look like in five to ten years. Current threats to peace and stability are assessed, and, through innovative, long-term forecasts the authors consider how the strategic environment could change incrementally or dramatically from plausible "non-linear" events and developments. Strategic Asia 2001–02 transcends traditional estimates of military balances by incorporating economic, political, and demographic data, and by focusing on the strategies and perceptions that drive policy in the region.

View the Executive Summary for each chapter in the table of contents below. Individual chapter PDFs are available for online purchase.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Aaron L. Friedberg

China (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Thomas J. Christensen

Japan (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Kenneth B. Pyle and Eric Heginbotham

Korea (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Nicholas Eberstadt

Russia (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Rajan Menon

South Asia (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Ashley J. Tellis

Southeast Asia (Strategic Asia 2001-02)
Sheldon W. Simon

Ballistic Missile Development
Michael D. Swaine and Loren H. Runyon

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2001-02

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Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power
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Strategic Asia 2013–14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age
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Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge
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Strategic Asia 2011–12: Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers - China and India
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Strategic Asia 2010–11: Asia's Rising Power and America's Continued Purpose
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Strategic Asia 2009–10: Economic Meltdown and Geopolitical Stability
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Strategic Asia 2008–09: Challenges and Choices
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Strategic Asia 2007–08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy
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Strategic Asia 2006–07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security
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Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty
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Strategic Asia 2004–05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power
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Strategic Asia 2003–04: Fragility and Crisis
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Strategic Asia 2002–03: Asian Aftershocks
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