A Strategy for Security in East Asia

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Author: Jinfeng Li,Hongwei Wu

Publisher: Paths International Limited

ISBN: 9781844643028

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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The international situation is undergoing profound and complex changes at present. Developed economies are slowing down, the United States is adjusting its 'return to Asia Pacific' strategy, the current situation in West Asia and North Africa is still uncertain, and challenges in regional security are getting more and more serious. After 12 years of development, the SCO upholds the Shanghai Spirit, continues to meet new opportunities and new challenges, and has achieved fruitful results.

Strategy for Security in East AsiaisShanghai Cooperation Organization

Author: Li Hongwei JinFeng, Li

Publisher: Paths International Ltd

ISBN: 184464393X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization or SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.This book is written by leading researchers from China and provides an overview of the SCO and examines important meetings, the regional situation and hot-spot issues. The current situation and future prospects for intra-SCO cooperation is also explored.Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Eurasian Security Status and Trend provides information on the current international and regional situations and the complex changes in the geopolitical and economic patterns faced by the SCO, plus in-depth views on the impact of regional hot-spot issues and major events in the development of the SCO. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to intra-SCO cooperation and the vigorous progress that has been achieved in the fields of security, military, economy, transportation, education and culture. It also includes a systematic and objective description of the current situation of the SCO member states and observer states, as well as their relations with the SCO. What makes this book different from others is the predictions and studies on the political and economic trends of the member states and observer states and the policy recommendations given by several experts from within the key organisations.

International Strategic Relations and China's National Security

Author: Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981467575X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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The international strategic relations have been undergoing great turbulence, readjustment and reformation since the financial crisis in 2008. This round of transition is mainly driven by economic competition instead of wars. International competition, crises and collisions will ebb and flow and happen frequently in the foreseeable future, but will not break through the international political framework based on cooperation. However, these crises, collisions and even wars will have disturbing effects on the political framework for international cooperation, and will change and distort the patterns of international cooperation. This annual publication provides Chinese scholars' views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices. It covers almost all the significant issues in the international security arena. It evaluates the strategic influence of regional issues such as the Ukraine crisis, the crisis in the Middle East, the South China Sea disputes and the US-Asia-Europe strategic balance. It analyzes strategic trends of international organizations like the BRICS, the SCO, and the ASEAN. It studies strategic development of countries and regions like Japan, India, the Korean Peninsula, Africa, Taiwan and cross-Strait relations. It researches the strategic situations in the cyber space and the outer space, and sums up the reform and development of China's national security system. Contents: The Profoundly Evolving International Landscape and China's International Strategy: A General Review of the International Strategic Situation and China's National Securityÿ(Qi Dapeng); An Assessment of the Impact of the Ukraine Crisisÿ(Feng Yujun); An Assessment of the Impact of the Middle East Crisisÿ(Li Xiaolu); The South China Sea Disputes and Their Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific Regionÿ(Lim Kheng Swe and Li Mingjiang); The "Rebalancing" of the U.S. Eurasia Policyÿ(Xu Qiyu); An Assessment of the Development of BRICSÿ(Zhou Piqi); An Assessment of Future Development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizationÿ(Yang Lei); An Analysis of ASEAN's Strategic Trendsÿ(Zhao Yi); The Adjustments in Japan's Defense Policy and Their Implicationsÿ(Jiang Xinfeng); An Assessment of the Orientation of India's National Strategyÿ(Ma Jiali); A Review of the Strategic Situation on the Korean Peninsulaÿ(Lu Yin); An Assessment of the Political Situation in Taiwan and the Status of Cross-Strait Relationsÿ(Zhu Weidong); An Analysis of the Security Situation in Africaÿ(Xu Weizhong, Yu Wensheng and Wang Lei); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Spaceÿ(Chen Guoying); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Cyberspaceÿ(Wen Baihua and Xu Weidi); An Assessment of the World Energy Strategic Situationÿ(Zhang Chi); The Establishment of the Central National Security Commission: A Milestone in China's Reform of Its National Security Systemÿ(Meng Xiangqing and Wang Xiao); Readership:ÿAcademics, professionals, policy-makers, undergraduate and graduate students, interested in international relations and China's Security. Key Features: Comprehensive studies on important global political and security issuesIn-depth researches by top Chinese civilian and military expertsTimely analysis and important resources for readers to understand China and Chinese views on international strategic relationsKeywords: International Relations; National Security; Policy Studies; Chinaÿ

China and International Institutions

Alternate Paths to Global Power

Author: Marc Lanteigne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415365840

Category: History

Page: 230

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China has shifted its foreign policy from one that avoided engagement in international organizations to one that is now embracing them. These moves present a new challenge to international relations theory. How will the global community be affected by the engagement of this massive global power with international institutions? This new study explores why China has chosen to abandon its previous doctrine of institutional isolation and details how it is currently unable to balance American power unilaterally and details an indirect path to greater power. In addition, it includes the first major analysis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, comprising China, Russia and most of Central Asia. In contrast to many works on the "rise of China" question, which place an emphasis on her material goods and powers, this book delivers a new approach. It shows how the unique barriers Beijing is facing are preventing the country from taking the traditional paths of territorial expansion and political-economic domination in order to develop as a great power. One of these barriers is the United States and its inherent military and economic strength. The other is the existence of nuclear weapons, which makes direct great power conflict unacceptably costly. China has therefore opted for a new path, using institutions as stepping stones to great power status. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, world politics, world history and Asia.

Linking Trade and Security

Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States

Author: Vinod K. Aggarwal,Kristi Govella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461447658

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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​The connections between trade and security are hardly new. Analysts and practitioners have clearly recognized this interrelationship since the mercantilist arguments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Despite wishful economic liberal thinking that might prefer to separate the political from the economic, it is widely recognized that trade and security are fundamentally interconnected in the foreign policy of states. Over time, as new forms of trade policy have come into being and the international security environment has evolved, the nexus of these two spheres has grown more complex and scholars have struggled to understand their interconnection This edited volume addresses linkages between trade and security by examining the influence of security factors in driving trade policy measures and the corresponding implications of different types of trade arrangements for international security. Ultimately, the project shows that several elements—traditional economic factors, traditional security factors, and human security factors—can affect the development of trade agreements and unilateral policies, and that trade policies may have both a direct and an indirect effect on traditional and human security. The project focuses on Asia, a region where economics is increasingly important but many security issues still linger unresolved, as a primary setting to test trade linkage theories. It also provides a comparative perspective through examination of how the EU and US have used their trade policies to achieve non-economic goals and how these policies have influenced their security environment. Case studies in this project cover key trade institutions and agreements including the World Trade Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Plus Three, the East Asia Summit, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and bilateral preferential trade agreements.

A Resurgent China

South Asian Perspectives

Author: S. D. Muni,Tan Tai Yong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790785X

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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Bringing together a range of South Asian perspectives on rising China in a comparative framework, an attempt has been made, for the first time, to identify and examine the political, economic and socio-cultural stakeholders and constituencies that influence the respective policy of individual South Asian countries towards China. The essays also project how their mutual relations are likely to be shaped by these. The book is especially relevant today owing to China’s growing weight in Asian and global affairs.

Debating China

The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations

Author: Nina Hachigian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199973903

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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America and China are the two most powerful players in global affairs, and no relationship is more consequential. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives. But U.S.-China relations are complex and often delicate, featuring a multitude of critical issues that America and China must navigate together. Missteps could spell catastrophe. In Debating China, Nina Hachigian pairs American and Chinese experts in collegial "letter exchanges" that illuminate this multi-dimensional and complex relationship. These fascinating conversations-written by highly respected scholars and former government officials from the U.S. and China-provide an invaluable dual perspective on such crucial issues as trade and investment, human rights, climate change, military dynamics, regional security in Asia, and the media, including the Internet. The engaging dialogue between American and Chinese experts gives readers an inside view of how both sides see the key challenges. Readers bear witness to the writers' hopes and frustrations as they explore the politics, values, history, and strategic frameworks that inform their positions. This unique volume is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of U.S.-China relations today.

US-China-EU Relations

Managing the New World Order

Author: Robert Ross,Øystein Tunsjø,Zhang Tuosheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135272816

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume brings together a group of leading international scholars to discuss how US-China-EU relations will shape the future of international politics.

Engaging China

Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper

Author: Paul Evans

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266603X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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For more than four decades, engagement has been the bedrock of Canada’s policy toward China, as Ottawa has attempted to assist China’s entry into the international system and advance a commercial agenda. More than just high policy, engagement has also been a recurrent narrative that sees changing China as a moral enterprise as important as trade and diplomacy. As global China’s economic and diplomatic reach has expanded, policy makers in Ottawa have not fashioned an effective response. They are failing to produce a compelling strategy that addresses the power shift underway and growing public anxiety about China at home. Engaging China is a concise account of the evolution and state of the Canadian approach to China, its achievements, disappointments, and current dilemmas. Written by Paul Evans, professor at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and former head of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the volume inaugurates the UTP Insights series – books that take on the issues crucial to understanding our world and Canada’s place within it. Evans’s assessment of the evolution of Canada’s China policy speaks to the intellectual history of the idea of “engagement,” and assesses its internal contradictions and possibilities. He provides the elements of a comprehensive and strategic approach to China’s central role in the most important power shift in the global order since World War II.

Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Author: Saadia M. Pekkanen,Rosemary Foot,John Ravenhill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199916241

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

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This handbook examines the theory and practice of international relations in Asia. Building on an investigation of how various theoretical approaches to international relations can elucidate Asia's empirical realities, authors examine the foreign relations and policies of major countries or sets of countries.

China's Multilateral Co-operation in Asia and the Pacific

Institutionalizing Beijing's 'Good Neighbour Policy'

Author: Chien-peng Chung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136975632

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Explores the meaning, scope and repercussion in the drive that a rising China has for institutionalizing multilateral cooperative processes in the Asia-Pacific region, the extent to which its actions are motivated by concerns of politics, economics or security, and the obstacles it faces for so doing.

Asian Security Reassessed

Author: Stephen Hoadley,Jurgen Ruland

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812304002

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

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This book traces changes in the concept of security in Asia from realist to cooperative, comprehensive, and human security approaches, and assesses a number of policy alternatives to management of both old and new security threats. It surveys not only orthodox security threats such as tensions between regional powers or armed ethnic antagonists but also new sources of anxiety such as resource scarcity, economic instability, irregular migration, community fragmentation, and international terro...

China Turns to Multilateralism

Foreign Policy and Regional Security

Author: Guoguang Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134094043

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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China’s recent rapid economic growth has drawn global attention to its foreign policy, which increasingly has had an impact on world politics. In contrast with China’s long-standing preference for bilateralism or unilateralism in foreign policy, recent decades have seen changes in the PRC’s attitude and in its declaratory and operational policies, with a trend toward the accepting and advocating of multilateralism in international affairs. Whilst China’s involvement has been primarily in the economic arena, for example, participation in the World Trade Organization and ASEAN Plus Three, it has more recently expanded into international security institutions, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This book records, analyzes, and attempts to conceptualize, this phenomenal development in Chinese foreign policy and its impact on international relations, with the emphasis on China’s active participation in multilaterally-oriented regional security regimes. Written by an impressive team of international scholars, this book is the first collective effort in the field of China studies and international relations to look at China’s recent turn to multilateralism in foreign affairs. It will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese politics and foreign policy, security studies and international relations.

Asian Security Dynamic

U.S. Japan and the Rising Powers

Author: V. R. Raghavan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788185002873

Category: National security

Page: 188

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Contributed articles presented at an international seminar.

Der Geruch des Paradieses

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993452

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Als Peri auf dem Weg zu einer Dinnerparty in Istanbul auf offener Straße überfallen wird, fällt ein Foto aus ihrer Handtasche ein Relikt aus ihrer Studienzeit in Oxford. Daraufhin wird sie von der Erinnerung an einen Skandal eingeholt, der ihre Welt für immer aus den Fugen gehoben hat. Elif Shafak verwebt meisterhaft Fragen der Liebe, der Schuld und des Glaubens und erzählt, wie der Kampf zwischen Tradition und Moderne die junge Frau zu zerreißen droht.

Emerging China

Prospects of Partnership in Asia

Author: Sudhir T. Devare,Swaran Singh,Reena Marwah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131780998X

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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This volume seeks to examine the evolving contours of Asian multilateralism through emerging China and how it is likely to impact on the growth trajectories of Asian countries. From this perspective, it explores the prospects for ‘partnership’ in Asia, especially in terms of China’s engagement with its principal Asian neighbours, especially India. A substantial part of the volume is devoted to debating China–India relations, highlighting their mutual stakes through their economic and security cooperation as well as their engagement with other countries and regional forums. The book furthers the understanding of the rise of China from an Indian perspective while simultaneously locating China’s rise in the economic dynamics of an emerging Asia. The volume offers illuminating viewpoints, analyses and insights from multiple perspectives, mixed with academic rigour and up-to-date information. It will be of interest to those engaged in economics, politics, trade relations, Indo-China relations, foreign policy, area studies, public policy, and strategic studies.