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The Transformation of Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Transformation of Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
Edited by Desmond Ball
Frank Cass, 1995, 220 pp

One of the most prominent and prolific Australian students of strategic matters has assembled a distinguished group of authors, from several continents and ranging widely in seniority, to discuss contemporary Asian security issues. Some of the essays (for example, David Arase's argument that Japan will increasingly develop an independent defense policy and military establishment) are provocative, others merely sound, but altogether one of the most useful collections of essays on the subject.