defense policy

Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell To many in the United States, China looms large and threatening. This monograph attempts to answer, through an analysis of China’s defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin, questions such as: What are the national security and national military goals of China’s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in …

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The Economic Crisis and ASEAN States’ Security

Author: Dr Sheldon W Simon Asia’s financial crisis has quickly become a global one. Its implications far transcend purely economic or financial considerations. In fact, the crisis that began with the fall of Thailand’s Baht in 1997 now embraces the entire world and has caused governments to fall in Asia and Russia. To understand the …

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French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, Vice Rapprochement

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The authors of this report explain how French policy toward NATO has changed since 1992. Importantly, they discuss how these changes have been effected. However, certain key elements of French external policy have not changed. In effect, therefore, the authors argue that while France may wish to …

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