This fully updated and revised edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the International Politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post Cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power within the region, Yahuda examines major recent developments including the US 'war on terror', globalization and the increased co-operative security embraced by China, Japan and Russia.
This new edition features:
· Detailed analysis of Asia-Pacific politics in terms of global, regional and local trends
· Significant geopolitical developments such as China's changing foreign policy, Russia's increased regional involvement and India's emergence onto the global stage
· Discussion of the US-inspired 'war on terror' and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
· Emerging threats to international security such as HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation and weapons of mass destruction
· Globalization, multilateralism and the regionalization of world affairs
Written in a clear and accessible style that combines narrative and analysis, this is the definitive textbook on the subject.