Asia Policy 16 (July 2013)

Asia Policy 16
July 2013

June 1, 2013 ISSN 1559-0968

Asia Policy 16 features a roundtable on Himalayan water security; an essay on building a new type of relationship between China and the United States; articles on the modernization of China’s nuclear missile force, strategies to improve U.S.-China military ties, and the evolution of China’s and Taiwan’s cross-strait policies; and a book review roundtable on Alexander Cooley’s Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia.


Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia

Tushaar Shah, Richard A. Matthew, Richard P. Cronin, Robert Batten, Susan Chan Shifflett, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Kenneth Pomeranz, Robert G. Wirsing, Mark Giordano, and Jennifer L. Turner


A New Type of Major-Power Relationship: Seeking a Durable Foundation for U.S.-China Ties

David M. Lampton


China’s Transition to a More Credible Nuclear Deterrent: Implications and Challenges for the United States

Michael S. Chase


Expanding Contacts to Enhance Durability: A Strategy for Improving U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relations

Scott W. Harold


Policy Succession and the Next Cross-Strait Crisis

Bruce Gilley

Book Review Roundtable

Alexander Cooley’s Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Andrew C. Kuchins, Kathryn E. Stoner, James Sherr, Mamuka Tsereteli, S. Enders Wimbush, Erica Marat, Marlene Laruelle, and Alexander Cooley

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