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Julie Gilson

T HE SHORT TITLE to this chapter conceals the host of complex geographical, historical, definitional and ideational factors inherent in any attempt to understand what is meant either by ‘security’ in a given region, or the very definition of ‘East Asia’ itself in this particular case. East Asia is not a legally definable entity; it is not bound

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Paul Midford

’s conclusions. Regional security isolationism during the Cold War During the Cold War, Japan pursued a strategy of regional security isolationism. This isolationism rested on two pillars. First, Japan abstained from direct involvement in regional security. Tokyo refused even to discuss regional security with other East Asian countries. Second, Japan entrusted its stake in regional security to American hands. Tokyo’s contribution to regional security was indirect and passive. Japan passively served as the major Asian platform

in Japan's new security partnerships
Stephen R. Nagy

these endogenous regional drivers has been the exogenous factor of the US’s declining ability to singly maintain the burden of the East Asia security framework ( Goh, 2011 ). Endogenous and exogenous factors have led to what some scholars call bipolarisation of the South China Sea ( Burgess, 2016 ). Lastly, political stability under the Abe administration has enabled a more sustained, engaged and proactive foreign policy, making Japan a more reliable partner in the areas of economic, political and security cooperation ( Mark, 2016 ). The

in Japan's new security partnerships
Beyond the security alliance

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Japan’s new security partnerships with Australia, India, countries and multilateral security structure in East Asia, as well as with the EU and some of its member states.

Most books on Japanese bilateral relations focus exclusively on the Japanese perspective, the debate in Japan, positions of Japanese government leaders and parties, or the public discourse. This edited volume is organized in pairs of chapters, one each analysing the motivations and objectives of Japan, and a second analysing those of each of the most important new security partners.

After solely relying on the United States for its national security needs during the Cold War, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has begun to deepen its bilateral security ties. Since the mid-2000s under LDP and DPJ administrations, bilateral security partnerships accelerated and today go beyond non-traditional security issue are as and extend far into traditional security and military affairs, including the exchange and joint acquisition of military hardware, military exercises, and capacity building. It is argued, that these developments will have implications for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

This book is a primer for those interested in Japan’s security policy beyond the US-Japan security alliance, non-American centred bilateral and multilateral security cooperation through the eyes of Japanese as well as partner country perspectives. It is also an ideal as a course reading for graduate courses on regional security cooperation and strategic partnerships, and Japanese foreign and security policy.

Geopolitics and capitalist development in the Asia-Pacific
Mark Beeson

. The historical experience of the East Asian region, particularly its unparalleled, rapid and largely unexpected economic development over the last 50 years or so, has a number of important implications. Indeed, if economic development is taken as one of the most fundamental preconditions for the accomplishment of more encompassing forms of security that promote human

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Renato Cruz De Castro

partnership. It addresses these two corollary problems: What are the external and domestic factors that account for the increasing security cooperation between the Philippines and Japan? And what is the state of this security partnership? It also looks into these related issues: What is the origin of the Philippine–Japan security partnership? How has China’s maritime expansion in East Asia affected the security policies of these two countries? What are the components of the Philippine–Japan security cooperation? And finally, how will this security partnership evolve over

in Japan's new security partnerships
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Lindsey Dodd

S.  Förster (eds.), The Shadows of Total War:  Europe, East Asia and the United States, 1919–1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), p. 64. 7 T. Baumann and D.  M. Segesser, ‘Shadows of total war in British and French military journals’, in Chickering and Förster, Shadows of Total War, pp. 219–21. v 64 v Expecting war 8 M. Benteli, D. Jay, and J.-P. Jeancolas, ‘Le cinema français: thèmes et public’, in R. Rémond and J. Bourdin (eds.), La France et les français en 1938–9 (Paris:  Presses de la fondation nationale des sciences politiques, Paris, 1978

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
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Jean-François Caron

to the US armed forces. The use of amphetamines did not stop with the end of the Second World War. These drugs were also widely used by both sides during the Korean War and in other subsequent South East Asian conflicts; as reported by a member of the US Air Force, these pills were available ‘like candy’ during the Vietnam War (Cornum, Caldwell and Cornum, 1997 ). Nowadays, the use of dextroamphetamine (known as a ‘go

in A theory of the super soldier
Managing the great power relations trilemma
Graeme P. Herd

A S THE international strategic landscape evolves, with power shifting ever more rapidly from the US and Western Europe to East Asia, the continued viability of existing cooperative security governance frameworks is being brought into question. As the Permanent Secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs put it, ‘A global transition of power and ideas is

in Violence and the state
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The effectiveness of aid in the face of repeated mass atrocities
Jean-Hervé Bradol
Marc Le Pape

When the Rwandan conflict began in 1990, MSF had already undergone its first wave of ‘professionalization’. With the expertise it had acquired in the refugee camps of South-East Asia, Central America and Africa during the 1980s, the organisation felt confident in its ability to maintain control over the health situation of large groups of displaced people or refugees. The practical knowledge considered

in Humanitarian aid, genocide and mass killings