Asian Security System

Lanxin Xiang

IA070 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

This course will explore fundamental security issues in Asia and Pacific region. The emphasis will be on the post-Cold War period. Attention will focus on military capacities, doctrines, organizations and international relations. Particular stress will be on the interaction between domestic and foreign-security policies. Topics include the Chinese military and the cross-Strait relations, US-China relations, US-Japan security arrangement, the situation in the Korean Peninsula, the nuclearized subcontinent, and ASEAN Regional Forum, Maritime disputes. It will also discuss regional arms race and prospect for building an Asian security system in the future.