East Asian Security

From International Security Readers

East Asian Security

Edited by Michael E. Brown, Steven E. Miller and Sean M. Lynn-Jones

The implications of the rapid growth of East Asian countries in the post-Cold War world.





The implications of the rapid growth of East Asian countries in the post-Cold War world.

The future of East Asian security has become a critically important topic in the post-Cold War world. Virtually all of the Asia-Pacific countries are enjoying rapid economic growth, but many remain wary of their neighbors. Unlike every other region of the world, East Asia's military spending continues to accelerate. East Asian Security addresses some of the most important strategic questions about the future of the region.


$35.00 X ISBN: 9780262522205 375 pp. | 5.9 in x 8.8 in


Michael E. Brown

Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Steven E. Miller

Steven E. Miller is director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.

Sean M. Lynn-Jones

Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press.


  • An excellent and provacative collection of articles on East Asia and its post-cold War security dillemas. Indispensable for courses dealing with East Asian Security issues.

    Yuen Foong Khong

    Oxford University

  • This most important collection of essays combines important theoretical and empirical scholarship on security relations in contemporary East Asia. The articles are presented very clearly and address vitally important issues and debates. The book will prove a valuable teaching tool for undergraduate and graduate courses covering East Asian international relations, security politics, or America's role in the post-Cold War World.

    Thomas J. Christensen

    Cornell University