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Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (Rand Corporation)

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Works: 37 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 10,968 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Military history 
Roles: Publisher, Other
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Most widely held works by Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (Rand Corporation)
In China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military development by Jonathan D Pollack( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,002 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
The shape of Korea's future : South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issues by Norman D Levin( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Koreans are moving beyond both the historical and Cold War legacies in their thinking about Korea's long-time security. This major conclusion, which emerges from this report analyzing South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issues, is bolstered by additional findings suggesting potentially significant movement in almost all areas of South Korea's traditional security perspectives. This includes significantly reduced South Korean security anxieties and increased confidence in Korea's place in the regional and global orders. It also includes greater hesitance about reunification, markedly altered attitudes toward Japan, increased discernment about the role of the U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance, and heightened uncertainty about the long-term value of the U.S. regional military presence. Such attitudes could have important implications for both U.S. policy and U.S.-ROK security relations
Sunshine in Korea : the South Korean debate over policies toward North Korea by Norman D Levin( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate in South Korea over the government's engagement policy toward North Korea (the so-called "sunshine" policy) did not start with Pyongyang's recent admission that it has been secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons program in violation of multiple international commitments. However, the evolution of the debate will be an important determinant of how the South Korean and broader international response to this latest North Korean challenge ultimately ends. Examining the public South Korean debate over dealings with North Korea, this book reviews the relevant historical background, focusing on the evolution of "engagement" as the goal of South Korean policy toward the North. It examines the critical assumptions and central concepts motivating the new policy adopted by President Kim after his inauguration and analyzes the key issues in the public debate over this new policy. It also identifies the major actors and describes their respective positions on the government's approach to North Korea, as well as how these actors have affected public debate over government policy. The book concludes by assessing the sources of public controversy existing today, the likely short-term effects on South Korean policy, and the potential longer-term implications for South Korea, the United States, and U.S.-South Korean relations
The People's Liberation Army as organization : reference volume v 1.0( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the results of a conference that brought together many of the nation's top experts to evaluate issues of structure and process in the People's Liberation Army
India's and Pakistan's strategies in Afghanistan : implications for the United States and the region by Larry Hanauer( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regionalize Solutions to Afghan Security and Stability ProblemsProject Power; Provide Military Assistance; Effectiveness of India's Strategies; CHAPTER THREE: Pakistan; Pakistan's Objectives in Afghanistan; Block Indian Influence; Prevent Encirclement and Maintain Strategic Depth; Establish Safe Havens for Pakistani-Trained Extremists; Undermine Afghan Claims on Pashtunistan; Build Economic Links to the Central Asian Republics; Curb Other States' Influence in Afghanistan; Pakistan's Strategies in Afghanistan; Train Extremists to Counter India in Afghanistan
Building the links between funding and quality in higher education : India's challenge by Lindsay Daugherty( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India has joined a worldwide trend in which nations are seeking to improve the quality of their higher education systems by giving greater autonomy and accountability to lower levels of government (e.g., states) and to the higher education institutions themselves. India⁰́₉s 12th Five-Year Plan, released in December 2012, suggests a range of reforms to higher education to change the role of the national government from ⁰́command and control⁰́₊ to ⁰́steer and evaluate.⁰́₊ One approach that has proven effective in other countries is explicitly linking funding to well-defined quality measures and quality assurance processes. While India's 12th Five-Year Plan discusses the importance of quality improvement and funding, it does not discuss how quality and funding can be linked to support quality improvement under a ⁰́₋steer and evaluate⁰́₊ approach to governance. In this report, the authors review India⁰́₉s and other countries⁰́₉ efforts to reform their higher education systems and suggest seven policy actions that the Indian national government and other stakeholders can take to improve higher education by linking funding to quality
Democracy and Islam in the new constitution of Afghanistan( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Persian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on a conference held to identify ways in which the new constitution of Afghanistan could help put the country on the path to a strong, stable democracy characterized by good governance and rule of law. The participants identified practical ideas for those involved in drafting the constitution, particularly about the treatment of Islam
Taiwan's foreign and defense policies : features and determinants by Michael D Swaine( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiwan_s foreign and defense policies have evolved greatly since the days of Chiang Kai-Shek. Its leaders have created a government based on popular sovereignty rather than Chinese nationalism; adopted pragmatic and creative approaches to expanding its international presence, and sought to make itself safe from attack or coercion by Mainland China through acquiring modern weapons, building a more efficient military, and developing closer military and political ties with the United States. China, in turn, has adopted a complex strategy of pressures and enticements to arrest Taiwan_s moves toward greater independence. The United States and Japan also wield substantial influence over Taiwan_s foreign and defense policies, but U.S. influence is clearly the dominant influence on Taiwan_s decisions about theater ballistic missile defenses-providing information and advice that will strongly shape the course of Taiwan_s planning, procurement, and deployment. The authors conclude that the United States should continue to maintain a public allegiance to the One China concept, combined with a posture of public ambiguity regarding the level of the U.S. defense commitment. Privately, the United States should make it clear to Beijing that it will respond militarily to a Chinese attack on Taiwan, and should state to Taipei that it will prevent a unilateral attempt to gain independence
The People's Liberation Army in the information age( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A July 1998 conference, held in San Diego, California, brought together Chinese military experts to discuss the non-hardware side of the People's Liberation Army's modernization. The result is a comprehensive examination of the critical software side, covering topics as diverse as civil-military relations, professionalism, logistics, training, doctrine, systems integration, and force structure. The 13 chapters present a picture of a PLA that has learned much about the right software for successful combat performance but is facing variable success in implementing the necessary changes throughout the system. The Chinese military's progress in the areas discussed in the papers will ultimately determine whether the PLA will transform itself into a peer competitor with the United States in the 21st century or remain merely a regional military power. The conference was sponsored jointly by the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy and the Taiwan-based Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies
Seeking truth from facts : a retrospective on Chinese military studies in the post-Mao era by James C Mulvenon( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited volume contains full-length papers given at a conference jointly sponsored by the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy and the Taiwan-based Chinese Council for Advanced Policy Studies. The conference brought together many of the nation's top experts to assess trends in Chinese civil-military relations, force structure, doctrine, and capabilities over the past 20 years, as well as the state of the China military studies field. The book thus provides a comprehensive retrospective of Western research on the People's Liberation Army in the last quarter of the 20th century."--Rand abstracts
East Asia's potential for instability & crisis : implications for the United States and Korea( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 212 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
Japan and Ballistic missile defense by Michael D Swaine( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred by a perceived growing ballistic missile threat from within the Asia-Pacific region and requests from the United States to support research and development on components of a missile defense system, the Japanese government decided in late 1998 and early 1999 to move forward with joint research and development with the United States on ballistic missile defense (BMD). But the decisions taken thus far commit Japan only to limited participation with the U.S. government on collaborative research and prototype production of theater missile defense (TMD) components. To date, Japan has undertaken no effort to develop or acquire a dedicated BMD system, nor has it assessed the larger political and strategic implications of a Japanese BMD system in any thorough or systematic manner. More important, no consensus has yet emerged in favor of the development or deployment of a full-fledged BMD system in Japan. Finally, Japan and the United States have not clarified: (1) how essential it is for Japan to participate in a more extensive program of joint research and development; (2) the extent of system interoperability that is desirable and achievable; or (3) the impact of a decision to deploy on the strategic environment in Asia
A Poverty of riches : new challenges and opportunities in PLA research by James C Mulvenon( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains papers from a conference jointly sponsored by the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (CAPP) and the Taiwan-based Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), The conference, held in Washington, D.C., on June 22-24, 2001. brought together many of the world's top experts to evaluate new methodologies and trends in research on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). The resulting volume represents the latest and most cutting-edge work in the field, especially with regard to Internet- and primary source-based inquiries on PLA affairs. Topics covered include professional military education in the PLA; the Chinese space program; researching the PLA using on-line and open-source methods; martial law in the PLA and internal security in China; and C4I modernization in the PLA
Pricing and markets : U.S. and Japanese responses to currency fluctuations by Julia Lowell( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's expanding role in global mergers and acquisitions markets by Charles Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The research described in this monograph analyzed recent and proposed Chinese investments in U.S. companies, including both acquisitions that were completed and ones that were disallowed or withdrawn. The research also reviewed China's recent and prospective investments in companies in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. The aim of this review was to gain an understanding of China's investment patterns and to develop a methodology to improve the assessment of whether proposed investments should be allowed or should require measures to mitigate risk. Data used in the monograph cover the decade through 2009, with occasional references to 2010. Many of the trends and forecasts drawn from these data have been reinforced by more recent data."
The United States, Japan, and free trade : moving in the same direction?( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The trans-Pacific partnership -- The effects of trade liberalization -- The U.S. economic policy environment -- The U.S. political environment -- The Japanese economic policy environment -- The Japanese political environment -- Assessing the trade policy options -- Conclusion
The Chinese future by Michel Oksenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-India strategic dialogue by Rollie Lal( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on a meeting that brought together scholars, diplomats, and functionaries from the governments of India and the United States to discuss policy issues important to both countries. It was designed to keep decisionmakers informed of the current thinking of leading intellectuals on important issues, to acquaint them with areas of consensus, and to provide insights that will help them understand how each country's strategic perspective on each issue could affect the bilateral relationship between the two nations
Strategic choices in science and technology : Korea in the era of a rising China by So-mi Sŏng( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Korean and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active investment in China, finding more market opportunities in China, and strengthening the cooperative relationship with China have so far been successful paths for Korean companies and the government to take in response to China's new economic might. It is uncertain whether Korea can maintain its market position in both Chinese and world markets in the future as China becomes more competitive in many industries where Korea currently has a relative advantage. What should Korea do to confront these uncertainties and to maintain its economic dynamism? What should Korea do to maintain its economic dynamism in light of these uncertainties? What would be appropriate strategies and policies for Korea to pursue, particularly in science and technology? This study develops a simple model of the Korean economy and four alternative S & T strategies that Korea could follow and shows how those strategies may affect Korean prosperity, explicitly considering the many uncertainties that Korea confronts. Using the metric of average annual rate of growth in GDP per capita for Korea during the period leading to 2015, the authors assess each strategy for performance across an ensemble of 100 future scenarios
The lessons of the Asian and Latin American financial crises for Chinese bond markets by William H Overholt( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Asian crisis teaches that Asian countries need such bond markets but that bond markets will be unstable without painful reforms to ensure rigorous accounting, transparency, strong bankruptcy and foreclosure laws, an effective legal system, and bank accountability
 
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In China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military development
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The shape of Korea's future : South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issuesSunshine in Korea : the South Korean debate over policies toward North KoreaThe People's Liberation Army as organization : reference volume v 1.0Democracy and Islam in the new constitution of AfghanistanTaiwan's foreign and defense policies : features and determinantsThe People's Liberation Army in the information ageSeeking truth from facts : a retrospective on Chinese military studies in the post-Mao eraEast Asia's potential for instability & crisis : implications for the United States and Korea
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