Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

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W. Tow, R. Kersten
Springer, Aug 31, 2012 - Political Science - 279 pages
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This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their own right.

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Preface and Acknowledgements
Tadashi Anno 4 Japans Misfiring Security
A Tale of Timing
BuildingaReal Strategic Partnership?
How AustraliaJapan Relations Fit into
Comparing Japanese AustralianandEuropean Responses
Building a Foundation for Regional Security Architecture in
Ryo Sahashi Conclusion
William T Tow andRikki Kersten

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TADASHI ANNO is Associate Professor of Political Science at Sophia University, Japan MALCOLM COOK is Dean of the School of International Studies, Flinders University, Australia DAVID ENVALL is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of International Relations, College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University, Australia KIICHI FUJIWARA is Professor of International Politics in the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, Japan EIICHI KATAHARA is Director, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan RYO SAHASHI is Associate Professor of International Politics, Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University, Japan TOMOHIKO SATAKE is Fellow, Research Department, National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan KAZUHIKO TOGO is Professor and Director, Institute for World Affairs, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan YUJI UESUGI is Associate Professor at the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University and Program Officer at the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center, Japan WILHELM M. VOSSE is Professor of Political Science at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan DAVID WALTON is Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies and International Relations in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney, Australia THOMAS S. WILKINS is Lecturer in Security and Strategic Studies at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney, Australia