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Asia S New Battlefield

Author : Richard Javad Heydarian
ISBN : 9781783603152
Genre : Political Science
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This compact, insightful book offers an up-to-the-minute guide to understanding the evolution of maritime territorial disputes in East Asia, exploring their legal, political-security and economic dimensions against the backdrop of a brewing Sino-American rivalry for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region. It traces the decades-long evolution of Sino-American relations in Asia, and how this pivotal relationship has been central to prosperity and stability in one of the most dynamics regions of the world. It also looks at how middle powers – from Japan and Australia to India and South Korea – have joined the fray, trying to shape the trajectory of the territorial disputes in the Western Pacific, which can, in turn, alter the future of Asia – and ignite an international war that could re-configure the global order. The book examines how the maritime disputes have become a litmus test of China’s rise, whether it has and will be peaceful or not, and how smaller powers such as Vietnam and the Philippines have been resisting Beijing’s territorial ambitions. Drawing on extensive discussions and interviews with experts and policy-makers across the Asia-Pacific region, the book highlights the growing geopolitical significance of the East and South China Sea disputes to the future of Asia – providing insights into how the so-called Pacific century will shape up.
Category: Political Science

Asia S New Battlefield

Author : Richard Javad Heydarian
ISBN : 1783603135
Genre : Political Science
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For most of the decades since World War II, the Philippines has rested comfortably on the United States when it comes to military, security, and foreign policy questions. But the rapid rise of China as a regional economic and military power has complicated the situation dramatically, and the Philippines is now forced to confront rising tensions and navigate a landscape that is suddenly more complicated. This compact, insightful book offers an up-to-the-minute guide to understanding the evolution of foreign policy both within and towards the Philippines in recent decades, and it traces the ways the state has sought to defend its territorial integrity amid the jockeying for position by the United States, China, and Japan. A provocative analysis that points to future power shifts that will have global resonance, Asia's New Battlefield will be crucial for both scholars and policy makers.
Category: Political Science

Asia S New Battlefield

Author : Richard Javad Heydarian
ISBN : 1783603127
Genre : Political Science
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For most of the decades since World War II, the Philippines has rested comfortably on the United States when it comes to military, security, and foreign policy questions. But the rapid rise of China as a regional economic and military power has complicated the situation dramatically, and the Philippines is now forced to confront rising tensions and navigate a landscape that is suddenly more complicated. This compact, insightful book offers an up-to-the-minute guide to understanding the evolution of foreign policy both within and towards the Philippines in recent decades, and it traces the ways the state has sought to defend its territorial integrity amid the jockeying for position by the United States, China, and Japan. A provocative analysis that points to future power shifts that will have global resonance, Asia's New Battlefield will be crucial for both scholars and policy makers.
Category: Political Science

Water

Author : Brahma Chellaney
ISBN : 9781589017986
Genre : Law
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Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 Book Award The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia. Water stress is set to become Asia's defining crisis of the twenty-first century, creating obstacles to continued rapid economic growth, stoking interstate tensions over shared resources, exacerbating long-time territorial disputes, and imposing further hardships on the poor. Asia is home to many of the world's great rivers and lakes, but its huge population and exploding economic and agricultural demand for water make it the most water-scarce continent on a per capita basis. Many of Asia's water sources cross national boundaries, and as less and less water is available, international tensions will rise. The potential for conflict is further underscored by China's unrivaled global status as the source of transboundary river flows to the largest number of countries, ranging from India and Vietnam to Russia and Kazakhstan; yet a fast-rising China has declined to enter into water-sharing or cooperative treaties with these states, even as it taps the resources of international rivers. Water: Asia's New Battleground is a pioneering study of Asia's murky water politics and the relationships between fresh water, peace, and security. In this unique and highly readable book, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a larger picture of water across Asia, highlights the security implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes real strategies to avoid conflict and more equitably share Asia's water resources.
Category: Law

The Rise Of Duterte

Author : Richard Javad Heydarian
ISBN : 9789811059186
Genre : Political Science
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This book draws on the extensive literature on populism, democracy, and emerging markets as well as interviews with senior government officials, experts, and journalists in the Philippines and beyond, This book is the first to analyze the significance and implications of the rise of Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte within a rapidly-changing Asia Pacific region. As China's power in the Pacific grows rapidly, nations that have traditionally been US allies, such as the Phillipines, are experiencing political convulsions; Duterte's open willingness to realign towards China (at the expense of America) in exchange for infrastructure investment is one of the clearest indicators of what China's rise might look like for nations around the world. Timely, precise, accessible and fast-paced, this book will be of value to scholars, journalists, policy-makers, and China watchers.
Category: Political Science

How Capitalism Failed The Arab World

Author : Richard Javad Heydarian
ISBN : 9781780329604
Genre : Political Science
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Economic liberalization has failed in the Arab world. Instead of ushering in economic dynamism and precipitating democratic reform, it has over the last three decades resulted in greater poverty, rising income inequality and sky-rocketing rates of youth unemployment. In How Capitalism Failed the Arab World, Richard Javad Heydarian shows how years of economic mismanagement, political autocracy and corruption have encouraged people to revolt, and how the initial optimism of the uprisings is now giving way to bitter power struggles, increasing uncertainty and continued economic stagnation. A unique and provocative analysis of some of the key social and political events of the last decade.
Category: Political Science

China S Asian Dream

Author : Tom Miller
ISBN : 9781783609260
Genre : Political Science
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"China", Napoleon once remarked, "is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world." In 2014, President Xi Jinping triumphantly declared the lion had awakened. Under his leadership, China is pursuing a dream to restore its historical position as the dominant power in Asia. From the Mekong River Basin to the Central Asian steppe, China is flexing its economic muscles for strategic ends. By setting up new regional financial institutions, Beijing is challenging the post-World War II order established under the watchful eye of Washington. And by funding and building roads, railways, ports and power lines—a New Silk Road across Eurasia and through the South China Sea and Indian Ocean—China aims to draw its neighbours ever tighter into its embrace. Combining a geopolitical overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, China’s Asian Dream offers a fresh perspective on the rise of China’ and asks: what does it means for the future of Asia?
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The Resurgence Of Central Asia

Author : Ahmed Rashid
ISBN : 9781681370880
Genre : Asia, Central
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Conquerors, Khans, and Communists -- The two revolutions 1917-1991 -- Socialism along the silk road: economy and society in Central Asia -- At the centre of the world: Uzbekistan -- Warriors of the turquoise hills: Kazakhstan -- The cradle of the earth: Kyrgyzstan -- The mountains of Islam: Tajikistan -- The desert horsemen: Turkmenistan -- The great game revisited: Central Asia's foreign policy -- Uncertain homelands: security, Islam and nationalism
Category: Asia, Central

The Cold War In East Asia

Author : Xiaobing Li
ISBN : 9781317229476
Genre : History
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This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world. Through the use of newly declassified Communist sources, the narrative helps students form a better understanding of the origins and development of post-WWII East Asia. The analysis demonstrates how East Asia’s position in the Cold War was not peripheral but, in many key senses, central. The active role that East Asia played, ultimately, turned this main Cold War battlefield into a "buffer" between the United States and the Soviet Union. Covering a range of countries, this textbook explores numerous events, which took place in East Asia during the Cold War, including: The occupation of Japan, Civil war in China and the establishment of Taiwan, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, China’s Reforming Movement. Moving away from Euro-American centric approaches and illuminating the larger themes and patterns in the development of East Asian modernity, The Cold War in East Asia is an essential resource for students of Asian History, the Cold War and World History.
Category: History

Militant Islam In Southeast Asia

Author : Zachary Abuza
ISBN : 1588262375
Genre : Political Science
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Zachary Abuza has traveled to most of the hot spots of Islamic militancy in Southeast Asia. Drawing on this intensive on-the-ground investigation, he explains the growing--and increasingly violent--Islamic political consciousness in Southeast Asia.
Category: Political Science