New Security Paradigms

Image: Flickr, USAG- Humphreys
Image: Flickr, USAG- Humphreys

The end of the Cold War has resulted in significant shifts in global security concerns, not least in the Asia-Pacific region.

While moves toward rapprochement between the two Koreas are positive, tensions across the Taiwan Straight continue. The military asymmetry of the two Chinas has prompted Taiwan to seek military and political alliances to ensure its security. Missile proliferation in various states, however, poses a threat to the security of the entire region.

This volume sets out some of the debates on the broader implications of such proliferation and the responses of various global players, including the proposed development, by the United States, of a National Missile Defence system. The challenge the region faces is to strike the right balance between the advantages of such missile defence and the need for continued stability in Asia.

Published by The South African Institute of International Affairs, Centre for Defence and International Security Studies and National Chengchi University, Taipei.

ISBN: 1-919810-37-4

17 Apr 2008