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Arming East Asia by Tim Huxley
Book DescriptionDuring the 1990s, military spending, arms procurement and defence industrialisation have all increased rapidly in East Asia. Although these developments do not constitute an arms race, they nevertheless have important implications for suppliers of defence equipment, for arms control and for regional stability. This paper assesses trends in the defence spending of East Asian states, particularly in the light of the economic crisis, which began in mid-1997. It also focuses on three closely-related issues: the nature of the regional market for defence equipment; defence industrialisation; and the effect of trends in defence procurement and industrialisation on East Asian states' military capabilities, and on the regional military balance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199224326
(234mm x 156mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tim Huxley
Tim Huxley is Director of the Institute of Pacific Asia Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Asian Studies at the University of Hull, UK. Between 1985 and 1987, he was Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, and has taught international relations and strategic studies at the universities of Wales and Lancaster. Susan Willett was formerly Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Defence Studies, Kings College London.
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