Asian Security Handbook 2000

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M.E. Sharpe, 2000 - Reference - 349 pages
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Features new chapters on security in Southeast Asia; illegal narcotics in Southeast Asia; conflict potentials in the South China Sea disputes; and country profiles of North Korea and Sri Lanka.
 

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Contents

Security in East Asia Robert A Manning
21
Security in South Asia Peter R Lavoy
40
Security in the South Pacific Region Henry S Albinski
54
Chapters Nuclear and Missile Proliferation in Asia David G Wiencek
67
Maritime Piracy in Asia William M Carpenter
88
Conflict Potential of the South China Sea Disputes
106
Part HI SecurityOriented Country Profiles
121
Burma Maureen AungThwin
146
North Korea Larry A Niksch
240
Pakistan Samina Ahmed
247
The Philippines David G Wiencek
255
Singapore William M Carpenter
267
South Korea Victor D Cha
272
Sri Lanka M A Thomas
283
Taiwan Dennis Van Vranken Hickey
290
Thailand David G Wiencek
298

China Robert Sutter
164
Chapter 13 India Satu P Limaye
173
Indonesia John B Haseman
181
Japan William M Carpenter
192
Laos William M Carpenter
202
Malaysia David G Wiencek
207
Mongolia Michael J Mitchell
215
New Zealand Bruce Vaughn
223
Vietnam Lewis M Stern
305
Epilogue William M Carpenter and David G Wiencek
319
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms
321
Appendix
327
About the Editors and Contributors
331
Index
339
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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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