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Asia Pacific Studies

Added September 05, 2014
Type: Book
The U.S.-India Relationship: Cross-Sector Collaboration To Promote Sustainable Development. Edited by Dr. Michael J. Fratantuono, Dr. David M. Sarcone, John D. Colwell, Jr.
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Within the context of the U.S.-India Strategic Relationship and in light of the vital national interests shared by both countries, what factors will contribute to the success of cross-sector collaborative initiatives intended to address challenges associated with sustainable development? What implications do those insights have for strategic leaders in different sectors?
Added September 03, 2014
Type: Monograph
A New Type of Great Power Relationship between the United States and China: The Military Dimension. Authored by Professor Geoffrey Till.
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President Xi Jinping's recent suggestion that a newly empowered China and the United States adopt a relationship that is new and different from previous relations between the great powers provides an ideal opportunity for the United States to consider its strategic options in the region.
Added August 06, 2014
Type: Monograph
Strategic Implications of the Evolving Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Authored by Henry Plater-Zyberk, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has the potential to obstruct U.S. policy aims in Central Asia, but also to facilitate them. However, both of these potentials are imperfectly understood. This monograph explains the SCO, and its real implications for U.S. policy toward both Central Asia and the SCO’s dominant partners, Russia and China.
Added June 24, 2014
Type: Monograph
The Paracel Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea. Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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Learn how the Paracel Islands disputes act as a primer about the South China Sea conflicts and U.S., Vietnamese, and Chinese relations in the region. This analysis may help the reader better understand these disputes, and how the United States may address them.
Added June 13, 2014
Type: Monograph
The Growing Complexity of Sino-Indian Ties. Authored by Dr. Harsh V. Pant.
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This monograph examines the evolution on Sino-India ties over the last few decades and the constraints that continue to inhibit this relationship from achieving its full potential before delineating the implications of this for the United States and the wider international system.
Added June 03, 2014
Type: Monograph
The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter? The Case of the Army in the Pacific. Authored by Dr. John R. Deni.
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The U.S. Army's forward presence in the Pacific theater is long overdue for reconsideration and reconceptualization. Without unduly harming America's commitment to deterrence on the Korean peninsula, the Army forward presence could be reshaped and reconfigured to enable the United States to more effectively and more efficiently achieve its objectives across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Added April 22, 2014
Type: Book
Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era. Edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, Mr. Travis Tanner.
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How has President Hu Jintao contributed to China’s military modernization?
Added April 16, 2014
Type: Monograph
Augmenting Our Influence: Alliance Revitalization and Partner Development. Edited by Dr. John R. Deni.
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The role of allies and partners in the future of American Landpower is discussed.
Added March 05, 2014
Type: Monograph
The Chinese People's Liberation Army and Information Warfare. Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
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The Chinese government plans to establish a new air defense intercept zone which will include the Diaoyu or Senkaku Islands, sovereignty over which is disputed by Japan, China, and Taiwan. Due to complaints of cyber penetrations attributed to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and State are devising new means to protect intellectual property and secrets from the PLA’s computer network operations.