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William T. Tow, Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations: Seeking Convergent Security, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
This comprehensive book is an overview of security issues in the Asia-Pacific and an argument for a strategy that promises to achieve greater regional stability. It finds that current approaches by policy-makers increase the likelihood of conflict. Instead, it proposes that a strategy of 'convergent security' be adopted to build a more enduring and peaceful regional security framework. A concise survey of key approaches to regional security politics, Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations also includes extensive historical and contemporary empirical discussion. Assessing the outlook for the three powers most likely to vie for regional dominance - the United States, China and Japan - the book also reviews the prospects for other secondary powers, including Korea and Taiwan and analyses the role of Australia and the ASEAN nations of Southeast Asia. Unique in the field, this accessible, authoritative and broad-ranging survey is designed for a wide body of analysts and students of the problems of contemporary Asian politics and strategy.