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Pollack, Jonathan D.

Overview
Works: 88 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 8,227 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: UA830, 355.03305
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan D Pollack
Military power and policy in Asian States : China, India, Japan( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia eyes America : regional perspectives on U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy in the twenty-first century by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of papers produced by participants (U.S. and regional scholars and analysts) at a conference, "Asia Eyes America," held at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in May 2006. What are the implications of Asia's longer-term transformation for U.S. interests? How might change reconfigure American security requirements in the next decade and beyond? On what basis does United States reaffirm yet redefine its enduring commitment to regional order? This volume is a collaborative effort involving prominent specialists on both sides of the Pacific. The book focuses on underlying attitudes toward American power and policy, especially as viewed by strategic analysts within the region. Various contributors describe contradictory attitudes toward American power. Most states hope to deepen ties with the United States, while avoiding comprehensive envelopment in U.S. strategy. There is a tension between the preference for continued American regional involvement, while seeking to limit possibilities of highly intrusive U.S. policy interventions. Both considerations will continue to shape regional attitudes toward American power, especially U.S. military power--Publisher's description
Preparing for Korean unification : scenarios and implications by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines four alternative scenarios that would result in the unification of the Korean peninsula. The authors describe the defining characteristics of each scenario, potential indicators that would predict specific outcomes, some possible variations in paths to unification, and some operational implications for the U.S. Army under different conditions and circumstances. The four scenarios (peaceful unification, collapse and absorption, unification through armed conflict, and disequilibrium and external intervention) highlight both the increasing vulnerabilities of the North Korean state and the substantial uncertainties that attach to each outcome and to the potential U.S. policy responses. These considerations impose major conceptual, policy, and operational challenges both in the near and middle term and in the postunification peninsular security environment. Each warrants an enhanced analysis and assessment effort, lest U.S. and ROK policymakers find themselves ill prepared for major challenges to alliance management and to the U.S. Army role in a future crisis
Korea : the East Asian pivot by Naval War College (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new alliance for the next century : the future of U.S.-Korean security cooperation by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both research teams believe that their potential for a post-unification alliance clearly exists, but that such an alliance, and the strategic planning it entails, need to be managed effectively by the political and military leaderships of the United States and the Republic of Korea. Looking beyond present realities is more important now than at any time in the history of the alliance, and the process of planning for the future must begin now
China's air force enters the 21st century by Kenneth W Allen( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) does not constitute a credible offensive threat against the United States or its Asian allies today, and this situation will not change dramatically over the coming decade. If anything, its overall capabilities relative to most of its potential rivals will diminish over the next ten years. These circumstances are a product of constrained strategic thinking in China about the role of airpower, the lack of funds needed for a comprehensive modernization program, logistics and maintenance problems, the limited training available to its pilots, and the absence of a capability to develop and manufacture advanced airpower weapon systems. Although some modern aircraft will be introduced into the PLAAF inventory during the next ten years, the rate and scale of these acquisitions will remain incremental and demonstrably insufficient to redefine the regional airpower balance
No exit : North Korea, nuclear weapons, and international security by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Nordkoreas atomvåben i kontekst. Rapporten undersøger de begivenheder og forestillinger, der har formet den nordkoreanske identitet og hvad, der har betydning for stormagternes reaktioner
In China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military development by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this collection were first presented at a conference on Chinese Security Policy and the Future of Asia. The authors, each representing different countries and regions affected by the growth of Chinese power, were asked to address four major questions: (1) China's position in the present and future security environment of the given country or region; (2) principal sources of tension between China and the particular country or region; (3) prevailing opinion in the country or region toward China's efforts at military modernization; and (4) the principal political, security, and economic strategies for responding to China's emergent power and military role. The purpose was to reveal elements of commonality and difference in national strategies
East Asia's potential for instability & crisis : implications for the United States and Korea( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised versions of papers first presented at a conference jointly sponsored by RAND's Center for Asia-Pacific Policy and the Sejong Institute in Santa Monica, California, in February 1995. The papers fall into five categories: China's future, regional military capabilities, future international economic arrangements and trends, the future of the U.S.-Korean alliance, and the future of U.S.-Japan relations. The papers find much cause for optimism, although the analyses highlight a wide spectrum of possibilities and contingencies that could develop in a broader process of political, economic, and security realignment. There are also some more negative scenarios
The Sino-Soviet rivalry and Chinese security debate by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes and analyzes the policy implications of the shifting security and foreign policy concerns among China's leaders since the mid-1960s. Among these concerns, none has more profoundly affected Chinese policymaking than the deterioration and militarization of Sino-Soviet relations. This study traces the course of the conflict between Moscow and Beijing to indicate the increasing emphasis that both leaderships have placed on the national security aspects of their rivalry. Beijing's predominant security concern is to reduce (or at least to stabilize) the Soviet political and military threat to China. Several key policy considerations continue to be contentious issues within the Chinese leadership, including (1) China's effort to construct an anti-Soviet security coalition with the United States and other major powers; (2) a burgeoning pattern of economic, technological, and political links between China and the noncommunist industrialized world intended to facilitate China's modernization; and (3) periodic overtures to the Soviet Union that test Moscow's willingness to negotiate key bilateral issues
The lessons of coalition politics : Sino-American security relations by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study assesses the efforts of the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC) between 1978 and 1983 to develop a security coalition opposing the expansion of Soviet power in Asia. The expectations generated by the major breakthroughs in Sino-American relations during the late 1970s vastly outstripped the results. The shifts in Chinese security strategy revealed evidence of exaggerated expectations and mutual misperceptions between the United States and China, but no clear links between internal leadership alignments and the PRC's foreign policy orientation. The Soviet military buildup in Asia, although not oriented exclusively against the PRC, directly threatened Chinese security, and along with the Soviet political posture toward China helped limit Beijing's disagreements with the United States. Because the prospects for highly developed security ties were so limited, the United States continued to stress the indirect benefits enjoyed through improved Sino-American relations. Beijing seems likely to collaborate with the United States in the future and the United States can contribute to the further development of Sino-American security ties
Engaging China in the international export control process : options for U.S. policy by Charles A Goldman( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document provides options for U.S. policy that will enhance China's participation in the control of international transfers of destabilizing military or dual-use technology
U.S. strategic alternatives in a changing Pacific by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes a review of U.S. strategic planning issues in the Pacific basin. The authors use an approach that emphasizes (1) preemptively defusing potential shocks that could upset what would otherwise be positive trends; (2) maintaining regional stability, thereby making it unnecessary for Japan, China, Korea, or any other state to appreciably expand its military capabilities and to set off a destabilizing regional arms competition; (3) increasing the efficiency with which the United States pursues presence and power projection roles; (4) encouraging regional aspirations by reducing direct U.S. oversight of regional security and reducing troublesome forms of presence; and (5) improving the coordination of the political, economic, and military dimensions of national security policy. The authors conclude that the United States will continue to play a critical regional security role in the future, albeit a changing one--instead of containment, the United States will focus more on maintaining its presence and stability in the region
The R & D process and technological innovation in the Chinese industrial system by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the principal findings of a RAND project on the R & D system and technological innovation in Chinese industry. The project is evaluating the following issues based on case studies of the Chinese electronics and metallurgy industries: (1) the capability of the Chinese R & D system to meet the equipment and technical needs of end users; (2) the capability of Chinese R & D to generate and disseminate technological innovation in products and processes; (3) the factors impeding or advancing the innovation process in China; (4) the potential role of external assistance in overcoming the bottlenecks in the R & D system; and (5) China's ability to adapt imported technology to its research facilities and factories. Findings on the two industries are reported in N-2306, and N-2307
The Chinese electronics industry in transition by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Note describes and evaluates efforts in the People's Republic of China (PRC) to develop a modern electronics industry. It draws upon an extensive survey of primary and secondary sources on Chinese science and technology, interviews, and field research in China during November 1984; observations and reports from other visitors to the PRC; interviews with Chinese R & D personnel studying in the United States; and interviews with American businessmen involved in trade and technology relations with the PRC. It focuses on China's ability to introduce new products and processes in the R & D production system. The study suggests that, while many factors have impeded technological change, many of the obstacles seem more matters of infrastructure and management than of the availability of technology per se. The Chinese have introduced a number of reforms, with mixed results. On balance, the Chinese electronics industry has achieved noticeable gains in its pursuit of technological innovation, but their full effects are not likely to be felt for some time."--Rand abstracts
Managing the strategic triangle : summary of a workshop discussion by Norman D Levin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1983, The Rand Corporation convened a two-day workshop to explore a broad range of conceptual and practical issues associated with U.S. policies toward the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China and the interactions of these policies within the U.S.-USSR-PRC strategic triangle. This Note summarizes the main issues discussed at the workshop. It reveals not only considerable differences of views about the value of the strategic triangle concept to U.S. policy planners, but also great uncertainty about whether and how to relate America's China policy to U.S. dealings with the Soviet Union. There was general agreement that U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union and China must each be cast in basically bilateral terms and that an excessively manipulative approach to managing great-power relations can easily backfire but at the same time, it was recognized that U.S. policies toward each nation influence in some measure the actions of the other, whether intended or not. The discussion demonstrates that there is still no clear consensus on how to conduct interactive relations with the Soviet Union and the PRC
Defense modernization in the People's Republic of China by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly reviews the strategies Chinese decisionmakers have used since 1949 to modernize their defense establishment. The study then considers recent efforts to amend previous strategies in military research, development, and production, most notably through possible purchases of advanced foreign military technology. Rapid and extensive purchase of weaponry abroad is not a worthwhile security option for the People's Republic of China (PRC). The available budgetary and manpower resources are insufficient, and such an approach would not significantly enhance Chinese security over the short run. Thus, any major improvement in the PRC's military capabilities will occur only after a prolonged process of economic development, industrial growth, and sustained technological absorption. An effective U.S. policy framework for technology transfer to the PRC must pay careful heed to the long-term manpower and budgetary constraints that will continue to affect the modernization of China's armed forces
China and the global strategic balance by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay explores three interrelated themes: First, China's shifting relationship in the Soviet-American power balance since 1949; second, the basic patterns in contemporary Sino-American relations and Sino-Soviet relations, as they contribute to defining China's global role; and third, China's importance in the contemporary international system, as perceived by China and by other major powers. The author then draws some general conclusions about the likely evolution of the global strategic balance through the remainder of the 1980s
The Sino-Soviet conflict and American security concerns by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly reviews the developing Sino-Soviet conflict since the 1950s and suggests appropriate U.S. policies. The United States benefits from a situation in which it has better relations with Moscow and Peking than they have with each other. American policy must seek to avoid actions that are likely to provoke either the Chinese or Soviets into action against the other, or draw them together. The most appropriate policy is one of distance if not detachment from the Sino-Soviet rivalry. The differences between Moscow and Peking appear sufficiently profound to endure irrespective of American actions, and purposeful efforts to play on their differences are only likely to alienate us from constructive relations with either country. A diminution of Sino-Soviet hostility could occur during the 1980s in the context of major generational changes in leadership in both countries. Hence, considerable circumspection is called for in any policy recommendations based upon anticipated future trends
Mr. Gorbachev goes to Washington by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Asia eyes America : regional perspectives on U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy in the twenty-first century
Alternative Names
Pollack, Jonathan

Pollack, Jonathan Duker.

폴락, 조나단 D

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English (131)

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Preparing for Korean unification : scenarios and implicationsKorea : the East Asian pivotA new alliance for the next century : the future of U.S.-Korean security cooperationChina's air force enters the 21st centuryNo exit : North Korea, nuclear weapons, and international securityIn China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military developmentEast Asia's potential for instability & crisis : implications for the United States and KoreaEngaging China in the international export control process : options for U.S. policy