One Step Back? Reassessing an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025
Edited by L. Gordon Flake
The Mansfield Foundation’s newest book is the product of the second year of an ongoing research partnership between the Foundation and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) through Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The aim of this research partnership is to identify and refine the “ideal” state of peace and security in Northeast Asia in 2025. The first year of the project focused on defining the characteristics of an ideal security state in Northeast Asia in the year 2025. The second year of the project provided an opportunity to evaluate the ideal in the context of developments in the region since 2009. Experts from Asia and the Pacific met in 2010 to refine the ideal in light of these developments and to identify key issues related to the ideal. Leading scholars from the region then prepared policy papers examining these issues and recommending policies to reduce the divergence between current trends and the ideal. Their papers provided the content for a November 2010 workshop and public conference in Korea. The book compiles the papers as modified following these discussions.
Papers from the first year of this project were published last year in Toward an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025, available here.
Individual Papers :
L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Sara M. Seavey, Program Associate, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Nuclear Order in Northeast Asia: The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the Region, Nonproliferation, and the Tension Between Disarmament and Deterrence
- Daniel A. Pinkston, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group
- Nobumasa Akiyama, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Law, Hitotsubashi University, and Adjunct Research Fellow, Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Maritime Security in Northeast Asia: Naval Competition and Maritime Safety
- John M. Van Dyke, Professor, University of Hawaii, and Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley (Spring 2011)
The Role of Northeast Asia Leadership in Addressing Global Economic Imbalances: Prospects and Sustainability of the G-20 and Regional Economic Infrastructure
Rebalancing, G-20 and Regional Economic Infrastructure in East Asia
Asian Cooperation in a Global Context
Alternate Visions on the Trajectories of the Role and Influence of China and the United States in Northeast Asia and the Resultant Power Configuration in the Region
Northeast Asia Without the United States: Toward Pax Sinica?
Alternate Trajectories of the Roles and Influence of China and the United States in Northeast Asia, and the Implications for Future Power Configurations
Northeast Asian Regional Policy Coordination in an Era of Fundamental Change in North Korea
- Alexander Vorontsov, Director, Department of Korea and Mongolia, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
- Ming Liu, Executive Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences