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Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (Rand Corporation)

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Works: 32 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 10,931 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Military history 
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Most widely held works by Center for Asia-Pacific Policy (Rand Corporation)
Taiwan's foreign and defense policies : features and determinants by Michael D Swaine( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 229 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 224 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
The shape of Korea's future : South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issues by Norman D Levin( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 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
Democracy and Islam in the new constitution of Afghanistan( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Persian and held by 206 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
Seeking truth from facts : a retrospective on Chinese military studies in the post-Mao era by James C Mulvenon( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 205 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
Japan and Ballistic missile defense by Michael D Swaine( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 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). This book explores both the benefits and potential problems of deploying a BMD system in Japan. It examines the main policies and actions undertaken thus far by Japan in the area of BMD, discusses several future milestones and likely next steps, and identifies the major Japanese individuals and organizations influencing future decisions on BMD. It also assesses how such issues as alliance maintenance, cost, feasibility, commercial incentives, and Chinese behavior are addressed by key Japanese players. It finds that, to date, Japan has undertaken no effort to develop or acquire a dedicated BMD system nor has it assessed in any thorough or systematic manner the larger political and strategic implications of a BMD system. More importantly, no consensus has yet emerged in favor of the development or deployment of a full-fledged BMD system in Japan. The book concludes that Japan could gradually acquire many of the elements of a BMD system while avoiding an explicit, formal deployment decision. The development or deployment of a complete BMD system with the United States, however, will likely pose many challenges to the U.S.-Japan alliance
In China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military development by Jonathan D Pollack( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 199 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 )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 198 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 People's Liberation Army as organization : reference volume v 1.0( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 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
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

A Poverty of riches : new challenges and opportunities in PLA research( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 147 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
China's expanding role in global mergers and acquisitions markets by Charles Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 116 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the factors that influenced Japan's decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S. decision to make the TPP a focus of its trade policy. Four options are discussed and evaluated based on International relations and economic growth and its political and practical feasibility: 1.) working together to restart the multilateral Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO), 2.) signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), 3.) participating in the formation of the multilateral, regional TPP, and 4.) pursuing independent trade strategies
Building the links between funding and quality in higher education : India's challenge by Lindsay Daugherty( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 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
The Chinese future by Michel Oksenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese military commerce and U.S. national security by James C Mulvenon( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report attempts to evaluate the scale of Chinese military and defense-industrial commercial activity in the United States and the implications of this commerce upon the 1997 Most Favored Nation (MFN) debate as well as Sino-U.S. relations writ large
U.S.-India strategic dialogue by Rollie Lal( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
India's and Pakistan's strategies in Afghanistan : implications for the United States and the region by Larry Hanauer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India and Pakistan have very different visions for Afghanistan, and they seek to advance highly disparate interests through their respective engagements in the country. Pakistan views Afghanistan primarily as an environment in which to pursue its rivalry with India. India pursues domestic priorities (such as reining in anti-Indian terrorism, accessing Central Asian energy resources, and increasing trade) that require Afghanistan to experience stability and economic growth. Thus, whereas Pakistan seeks to fashion an Afghan state that would detract from regional security, India would enhance Afghanistan's stability, security, economic growth, and regional integration. Afghanistan would welcome greater involvement from India, though it will need to accommodate the interests of multiple other external powers as well. India has a range of options for engaging Afghanistan, from continuing current activities to increasing economic and commercial ties, deploying forces to protect Indian facilities, continuing or expanding training for Afghan forces, or deploying combat troops for counterterrorism and counterinsurgency missions. To avoid antagonizing Pakistan, India is likely to increase economic and commercial engagement while maintaining, or perhaps augmenting, military training, though it will continue to conduct such training inside India. Increased Indian engagement in Afghanistan, particularly enhanced Indian assistance to Afghan security forces, will advance long-term U.S. objectives in central and south Asia. As the United States prepares to withdraw its combat forces from Afghanistan in 2014, it should therefore encourage India to fill the potential vacuum by adopting an increasingly assertive political, economic, and security strategy that includes increased security assistance."--Provided by publisher
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 0 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
Sunshine in Korea : the South Korean debate over policies toward North Korea by Norman D Levin( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Taiwan's foreign and defense policies : features and determinants
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Center for Asia-Pacific Policy

Rand Corporation Center for Asia-Pacific Policy

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The People's Liberation Army in the information ageThe shape of Korea's future : South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issuesDemocracy and Islam in the new constitution of AfghanistanSeeking truth from facts : a retrospective on Chinese military studies in the post-Mao eraJapan and Ballistic missile defenseIn China's shadow : regional perspectives on Chinese foreign policy and military developmentEast Asia's potential for instability & crisis : implications for the United States and KoreaThe People's Liberation Army as organization : reference volume v 1.0