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Asia Pacific Studies

Added August 10, 2016
Type: Monograph
The Pivot to Asia: Can it Serve as the Foundation for American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century. Authored by Dr. Douglas Stuart.
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Two years after coming to office, U.S. President Barack Obama designated the Indo-Asia-Pacific (IAP) region as his top strategic priority. This study argues that this was the right decision, and then looks at the challenges that the United States has confronted in its efforts to accomplish this “pivot strategy.”
Added July 14, 2016
Type: Letort Papers
Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations. Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
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This Letort Paper examines a genre of military publications inside the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that advocates the development of the capacity to hold a distant enemy’s population and homeland at risk in a conflict. This Paper also assesses a series of military exercises and changes in force posture that would make the PLA more capable of expeditionary operations.
Added June 22, 2016
Type: Letort Papers
India's Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Authored by Yogesh Joshi, Dr. Frank O'Donnell, Dr. Harsh V. Pant.
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This Letort Paper investigates the present status and contours of Indian nuclear force development, nuclear doctrinal views, and nonproliferation policy, before illustrating the effects of these emerging developments for Asian security and U.S. regional interests.