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Asia Pacific Studies

Added July 07, 2017
Type: Monograph
U.S. Landpower in the South China Sea. Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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Think that the use of landpower in the South China Sea is an oxymoron? Think again! Modern and future landpower capability is essential for U.S. security interests in the region through engaging partners and competitors, deterrence via forward presence and peacetime operations, and when necessary to fight and win employing maneuver and wide area defense—along with the essential support that enables the air and sea services and other government organizations in this pivotal semi-enclosed maritime environment.
Added June 07, 2017
Type: Monograph
Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles. Authored by Dr. Richard Weitz.
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The United States and India have developed a dynamic multifaceted relationship with regular military exercises, defense-industrial collaboration, and other joint security projects. Their ties are mutually advantageous, helping both countries realize their core national security objectives. Yet, the relationship needs further development to achieve its full potential.
Added March 13, 2017
Type: Monograph
Indian and Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment. Authored by Dr. R. Evan Ellis.
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This monograph compares Chinese and Indian activities in Latin America and the Caribbean with respect to diplomatic and military engagement and commerce. It finds that Indian engagement with the region is significantly less than that of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and is concentrated in a narrower subset of countries and sectors, yet the nature of Indian engagement with the region creates opportunities for significant advances in the future.
Added March 07, 2017
Type: Letort Papers
China's Interests and Goals in the Arctic: Implications for the United States. Authored by Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick.
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As China becomes a global power, it is turning its attention to the Arctic. This Letort Paper examines the geopolitical implications of China’s growing involvement in the Arctic for U.S. interests.
Added January 17, 2017
Type: Letort Papers
Emerging Powers and Future Threats: Implications for the U.S. and Global Defense Industry. Authored by Dr. Terrence R. Guay.
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This Letort Paper examines the defense industrial bases of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS), and Turkey, and the economic, political, and social factors that will influence their development in the coming years. In light of events in these countries and the structure of the global arms production and trade, four recommendations are made to maintain the national security interests of the United States.