Security Politics in the Asia-Paciﬁc
Asia is experiencing major changes in its security relations. This bookbrings together respected experts to assess both the theoretical andempirical dimensions of the Asian security debate. Building on thelatest research on Asia’s regional security politics, it focuses on the‘regional–global nexus’ as a way to understand the dynamics of Asiansecurity politics and its intersection with global security. Contributorsto the volume offer diverse but complementary perspectives on whichissues and factors are most important in explaining how security poli-tics in Asia can be interpreted at both the regional and global levels of analysis. Issues addressed include power balancing and alliances, gov-ernance and democracy, maritime and energy security, the relationshipbetween economics and security, ‘human security’, terrorism, nuclearnon-proliferation, climate change and pandemics. This work will serveas a standard reference on the evolution of key issues in Asian security.
is a Professor of International Security in theDepartment of International Relations at the Australian National Uni-versity, and a Chief Investigator for the Australian Research Council’sCentre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). He has servedon the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s)Foreign Affairs Council and the Australian–American FulbrightCommission’s Board of Directors.