Publication Year: 2005
Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research
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Regional Approaches in Asia: Foreign and DomesticPolicy Concerns in Russia and China
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The three essays in this issue examine the factors that shape Chinese and Russian ap-proaches to their Asian neighbors and the domestic debates that influence those approaches.These essays present important lessons for U.S. Asia policy, including the advancement ofIn the first essay, Robert Hathaway, director of the Asia Program at the WoodrowWilson Center for Scholars, stresses that, while U.S. cooperation with China is currently...
Obstacles and Opportunities to Russia’s Economic Reforms
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Since becoming president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has sought simulta-neously to reverse the devolution of political power that occurred during the Yeltsin era and topush liberal economic reform. If Putin is to reestablish Russia’s economic viability, a litany ofchallenges must be overcome, including economic and political transparency, development ofsmall- and medium-sized business, the nurturing of rule of law and political pluralism, and a...
Ballistic Missiles and Missile Defense in Asia.
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The proliferation of ballistic missiles and related technologies in Asia is a growing con-cern, both within the region and for the United States. Despite the May 2002 historic agree-ment between Russia and the United States to reshape the global strategic environment byslashing the numbers of deployed nuclear warheads and proceeding with plans for missiledefense systems, U.S. policymakers must continue to pay close attention to activities and...
Managing Security Challenges in Southeast Asia.
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The differences and lingering suspicions among the states of the Association of SoutheastAsian Nations (ASEAN) make cooperative approaches to security in the region difficult.Faced with a myriad of destabilizing factors, including economic difficulties, indigenous radicalMuslim groups, communal violence, and drug and arms trafficking, the Southeast Asian statesmust find effective ways to manage security concerns. In the aftermath of the September 11...
The China-India-U.S. Triangle:
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In the post-Cold War era, relations among countries in Asia have undergone a dramaticchange. A new strategic triangle overlays the region. Old rivals China and India have emergedas strong regional powers, as evidenced by impressive economic growth, the development ofnuclear arsenals, and demonstrated ambitions for influence in the Pacific and South Asiantheaters. While China’s role as an economic and geostrategic player is more widely recog-...
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Publication Year: 2005