The Arms Race in Asia: Trends, causes and implications by Andrew T.H. Tan

By Andrew T.H. Tan

This ebook is the 1st systematic exam of the rising hands race in Asia.

The worldwide exchange in hands is to a wide measure underpinned through the powerful call for for palms in Asia and the center East, the 2 greatest fingers export markets on this planet. of those areas Asia has turn into fairly major, led via the emergence of China and India as significant powers. it's for this reason no longer brilliant that the quick army modernisation in Asia, followed by way of major raises within the dimension and class of militia, has generated consciousness as to its traits, key features, explanations and implications. This phenomenon, which has develop into obvious because the finish of the chilly battle, has additionally been generally defined as an Asian 'arms race'.

This ebook evaluates the major conceptual principles that may make clear this phenomenon, in addition to analyzing the complicated mixture of inner, exterior and technological elements that experience resulted in its emergence. the amount explores the way the fingers race is major finally to 3 detailed blocs within the rising geostrategic panorama: a free bloc folks allies within the sector; a counter-bloc of strength US adversaries; and a impartial bloc of states with business age militia whose allegiances will differ in line with conditions and geostrategic advancements. The palms Race in Asia concludes that if the rising palms race is left unchecked, it truly is most likely that Asia will more and more develop into a sector of instability, marked by means of conflicts and interstate wars.

The e-book could be of serious curiosity to scholars of Asian politics, strategic stories, defence experiences, safety stories and IR in general.

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