Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781783603121 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783603138 Published November 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Asia's New Battlefield

US, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific

Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia's New Battlefield

Richard Javad Heydarian

Distributed for Zed Books

With a Foreword by Walden Bello
192 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781783603121 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783603138 Published November 2015 For sale in North and South America only
For most of the decades since World War II, the Philippines has rested comfortably on the United States when it comes to military, security, and foreign policy questions. But the rapid rise of China as a regional economic and military power has complicated the situation dramatically, and the Philippines is now forced to confront rising tensions and navigate a landscape that is suddenly more complicated.

This compact, insightful book offers an up-to-the-minute guide to understanding the evolution of foreign policy both within and towards the Philippines in recent decades, and it traces the ways the state has sought to defend its territorial integrity amid the jockeying for position by the United States, China, and Japan. A provocative analysis that points to future power shifts that will have global resonance, Asia's New Battlefield will be crucial for both scholars and policy makers.
Contents
Foreword by Walden Bello
1. The Frontline State
2. The Combustible Triangle
3. The Post-American Era
4. Pity the ASEAN
5. The Middle Powers
6. A Second Chance for Diplomacy
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