Changing Security Dynamics
in East Asia
A Post-US Regional Order in the Making?
This collection explores how regional actors deal with uncertainties that are inherent to the current geopolitical situation in East Asia. The contributors collectively demonstrate that strategic uncertainty has become a major factor in the shaping of the security order in East Asia.
Editors: Elena Atanassova-Cornelis and Frans-Paul van der Putten
Series editor: Mark Beeson
Why Strategic Uncertainty?
A Post-US Regional Order in the Making? East Asia's Security Futures
This important volume offers an excellent range of views and arguments on the most important strategic question in Asia, and perhaps globally, today. In well-considered chapters by many of the leading scholars of Asian strategic affairs it offers rigorous and balanced analyses of the key questions which will shape Asia's strategic order over coming years. The chapters combine scholarly rigour with a robust sense of political and policy realities. It will quickly win a key place in the literature on Asian strategic affairs.
- Hugh White, Australian National University, Australia
Changing Security Dynamics is an excellent and timely contribution to the key debates surrounding the evolving regional security order in East Asia. The volume brings together many of the established and now emerging thought leaders on these issues from North America, Asia and Europe. The analysis in the volume is distinguished by a mix of clear theoretical thinking, detailed consideration of the role of the US and China in determining any new or continuing security order, and the manoeuvring of other key states actors in Northeast and Southeast Asia in influencing the emerging strategic landscape. Overall, the volume forms a central work in debating the future permutations of the US 'rebalance' and US-centred regional order and forms essential reading for both advanced researchers and students.
- Christopher W. Hughes, University of Warwick, UK