Asian Security Handbook: An Assessment of Political-security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

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M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - Political Science - 301 pages
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Western interests in the Asia-Pacific region have dramatically expanded over the last few years; particularly in terms of economic relationships and commercial investment. While economic development is predicted to continue in the region, the assumption of political stability on which it depends is clouded major security uncertainties lurking in the background, these could undermine the relative stability the region has come to expect, and new strains and fissures could develop in the region that would likely reverberate elsewhere. Featuring nineteen individual country profiles, which makes a unique contribution to the existing literature, this volume seeks to shed light on the key political and security factors and geopolitical trends that bear monitoring and to point out new trends that have greater significance in the post-Cold War environment.
 

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Carpenter is a Senior Consultant to SRI International in Arlington, Virginia, on international security affairs. A retired Navy captain, he has served in command and staff assignments at sea and in Japan in three wars, and also in planning and policy offices in Washington before extending his career into the research field of international security studies with a specialty in East Asian affairs. He is a 1940 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

DAVID G. WIENCEK heads the consulting company, International Security Group, Inc., which specializes in international political risk assessments, East and Southeast Asian political-security affairs, Weapons of Mass Destruction and proliferation studies, and terrorism issues.Among his earlier writings is the co-edited Asian Security Handbook 2000.

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