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The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell It is increasingly important for Americans to think carefully about the vast complexities of the U.S.-China relationship, and the calculations that go into forming courses of action. The key question is: will China s so-called first priority of economic development and its resulting influence on domestic social stability curtail China s …

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Theater Missile Defense in Japan: Implications for the U.S.-China-Japan Strategic Relationship

Author: COL Patrick M O’Donogue Colonel Patrick M. O’Donogue (U.S. Army War College class of 2000) considers a topic of key importance to U.S. national security. Perhaps no security matter (with the exception of National Missile Defense) is as contentious globally as Theater Missile Defense (TMD). The question of U.S. assistance to Japan to develop …

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East Asia in Crisis: The Security Implications of the Collapse of Economic Institutions

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank The challenges to the United States and to its armed forces are numerous and highly significant. Moreover, we must begin to address them now even if other institutions cannot or will not do so with us. Those crises comprise ASEAN’s decline as a meaningful security provider, Russia’s collapse, Japan’s stagnation, …

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Managing a Changing Relationship: China’s Japan Policy in the 1990s

Author: Prof Robert S Ross In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and…or Peer Competitor.” The author of the following monograph, Dr. Robert S. Ross, of Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, argues …

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International Politics in Northeast Asia: The China-Japan-United States Strategic Triangle

Author: Dr Thomas L Wilborn The United States has vital security and economic interests in Northeast Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of the world. This monograph focuses on the three bilateral relationships, those connecting China, Japan, and the United States to each other, which will dominate the future of the region. Dr. Thomas …

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The New Russia in the New Asia

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank This monograph offers an account of the current struggle inside Russia over Asian policy and of the direction of that struggle. The author describes the dominant Russian viewpoints on policy in Asia. Current proponents of an Asian policy based primarily upon military considerations seem to hold sway. Advocates of this …

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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces: What Dangers to Northeast Asia?

Author: Dr Thomas L Wilborn Dr. Thomas Wilborn examines Japan’s defense policy and the capabilities of its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to determine if the fears of a remilitarized Japan have any basis in fact. He concludes that Japanese defense policy places rigid restraints on the SDF, and that currently there is no support for anything …

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