The Geopolitics of East Asia
The Search for Equilibrium
By (author) Robyn Lim
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Geopolitics of East Asia by Robyn Lim
Book DescriptionEast Asia is a potential area of international conflict, with a number of possible 'flashpoints' and with the absence of strong regional organisations able to deal with conflict resolution. At the same time, global powers frequently get involved in the international politics of the region in order to protect their interests. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the geopolitics of the region. It focuses in particular on the way geographical and historical forces continue to play a key role in shaping international relations here. It considers the role of both regional and international powers, and assesses the risks of war in the region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415297172
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presenting a comprehensive overview of the geopolitics of the region, this book focuses on the way geographical and historical forces play a key role in shaping international relations in East Asia. It is intended for the students and scholars of international relations and security, and strategic studies.
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Book Review: Geopolitics of East Asia by Robyn Lim - Reviewed by Boomert (13 Jan 2010)
Professor Robyn Lim, an Australian, holds the chair in international relations at Nanzan University in Japan. Prior to this she held posts with ONA, PM&C and DFAT and at various Australian and South-East Asian universities.
In a time of strategic flux and the relative decline of ideology as a major cause of strategic friction, The Geopolitics of East Asia, and the message of its subtitle, provide a timely reminder of the geo-strategic tectonic plates underlying the East Asian region irrespective of the ideologies, personalities or diplomatic fads of any particular time.
The book’s thesis is that the geopolitics of East Asia has several underlying themes of geostrategic continuity underwritten by geography, economics, culture and the continual search for strategic balance between the great powers since the 17th century. A key argument deployed is that there is an East Asian quadrilateral compromising Russia, China, Japan and the...
Author Biography - Robyn Lim
Robyn Lim is Professor of International Relations at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan. Previous affiliations include the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Australian Studies Professor, University of Tokyo. From 1988 to 1994, she worked in the Office of National Assessments, Australia's main foreign intelligence assessment agency.
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