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Taiwan's Defense Reform by Martin Edmonds
Book DescriptionThe stand-off across the Straits of Taiwan continues to be one of the most dangerous confrontations in Asia. The technical superiority of the Taiwanese forces has been a major factor in maintaining balance, but as mainland China's armed forces modernize, Taiwan's advantages are being eroded. In response, Taiwan has recently undertaken a major reform of its armed forces. Bringing together a wide range of experts including people who are involved in defence policy making in Taiwan, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of these reforms, and assesses their likely effectiveness. Chapters are devoted to issues including the Chinese threat, the domestic context of reform, the role of the United States and specific defence issues, making the book an invaluable guide to the changes undertaken and underway within Taiwan's strategic environment. With a foreword by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's Defense Reform will be of interest to policy makers and academics working in this vital strategic area.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415368025
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Edmonds
Taiwan's Defense Reform, Paperback (July 2012)
The stand-off across the Straits of Taiwan continues to be one of the most dangerous confrontations in Asia. This text brings together leading experts on Taiwanese defense policy and will be of interest to policymakers and academics working in this vital strategic area.
Taiwan's Security and Air Power, Hardback (October 2003)
This volume brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key issues connected with Taiwan's air power, which is a key aspect of the China-Taiwan military balance.
Taiwan's Maritime Security, Hardback (May 2003)» View all books by Martin Edmonds
This book examines a wide range of questions concerning Taiwan's perception of the naval threat from mainland China.
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Author Biography - Martin Edmonds
Martin Edmonds is the Director of Studies and Publications Editor of the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, and an honorary professorial fellow emeritus in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Defense and Security Analysis. Michael M. Tsai is Taiwan's Vice Minister of Defence. Prior to that post, he served in Washington as the Taipei's deputy representative with specific responsibility for relations with the US Department of Defense. As a member of the DPP, he served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan and was advisor to the Organizational Planning Committee of the Ministry of National Defense. He is also the founder of the journal Taiwan Defense Affairs and the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies.
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