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24 October 2007

Strategic Asia 2007-08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy


24 Oct 2007

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, US

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"Strategic Asia 2007-08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy is the seventh volume in NBR's Strategic Asia series. This year's volume [edited by Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills and published September 2007 ISBN 978-0-9713938-8-2 - ed.] examines the varied political transitions and internal changes occurring in pivotal Asian states and evaluates the impact on Asian foreign policymaking and strategy. Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, the book assesses the patterns of political development, the drivers of internal change, the character of governance, and prospects for political stability in the region, and draws implications for Asia and the United States.

This year's contributors and chapters are as follows:

* Domestic Politics and Grand Strategy in Asia - Ashley J. Tellis
* How Domestic Forces Shape the PRC's Grand Strategy & International Impact - Kenneth Lieberthal
* Japan's Long Transition: The Politics of Recalibrating Grand Strategy - Mike M. Mochizuki
* The Two Koreas: Making Grand Strategy amid Changing Domestic Politics - Samuel S. Kim
* Russia: The Domestic Sources of a Less--than-Grand Strategy - Celeste A. Wallander
* Poised for Power: The Domestic Roots of India's Slow Rise - C. Raja Mohan
* Bangladesh and Pakistan: From Secession to Convergence? - Frederic Grare
* Political Change in Southeast Asia: Challenges for U.S. Strategy - Donald E. Weatherbee
* Finding Balance: The Foreign Policies of Central Asia's States - Svante E. Cornell
* Iran: Domestic Politics and Nuclear Choices - Shahram Chubin
* Asian Security Architectures - Nick Bisley
* Environmental (In)security in Asia: Challenging U.S. Interests - Lorraine Elliott
* Strategic Asia by the Numbers [An appendix with 12 tables covering: economic growth, trade and foreign investment; population size and growth; politics and international relations; energy consumption and oil supplies; and armed forces, defense expenditures, conventional military capabilities, weapons of mass destruction, and space programs. The data sets presented here summarize the critical trends in the region as well as changes underway in the balance of power in Asia. - ed.]

For more information on Strategic Asia, to view summaries of the chapters, or to order publications, please visit our website at www.nbr.org - mtj."

[Previous volumes of the Strategic Asia available from the URL www.nbr.org/publications/publicationMain.aspx are:
* Strategic Asia 2006-07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security - Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, published September 2006; * Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty - Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, published September 2005; * Strategic Asia 2004-05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power - Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills, published September 2004; * Strategic Asia 2003-04: Fragility and Crisis - Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg with Michael Wills, published September 2003; * Strategic Asia 2002-03: Asian Aftershocks - Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg with Michael Wills, published September 2002; * Strategic Asia 2001-02: Power and Purpose - Richard J. Ellings and Aaron L. Friedberg, published October 2001.

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening US policy in the Asia-Pacific. - ed.]

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