In Strategic Asia 2001-02: Power and Purpose, the nation's top Asia specialists and international relations experts outline the current strategic environment in the Asia Pacific and then ask what will "strategic Asia" look like in five to ten years. Current threats to peace and stability are assessed and, through innovative, long-term forecasts the authors consider how the strategic environment could change. Strategic Asia 2001-02 transcends traditional estimates of military balances by incorporating economic, political, and demographic data, and by focusing on the strategies and perceptions that drive policy in the region.
Strategic Asia 2001-02 is the first in an annual series of independent assessments of the strategic situation in Asia, and provides an authoritative, source of information and analysis for the U.S. policymaking community, media, business sector, and academe.
The book includes chapters from Aaron Friedberg (Introduction), Thomas Christensen (China), Kenneth Pyle and Eric Heginbotham (Japan), Nicholas Eberstadt (Korea), Rajan Menon (Russia), Ashley Tellis (South Asia), Sheldon Simon (Southeast Asia), and Michael Swaine (ballistic missile programs in Asia).