Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.
Chapter 11: Civil Conflict and Third-Party Intervention in The Asia-Pacific
Civil Conflict and Third-Party Intervention in The Asia-Pacific
In the Asia-Pacific, armed civil conflict has been one of the most serious security concerns. Although part of the region experienced a significant reduction in the number of battle deaths and conflict-related deaths after the 1980s (Centre for Human Security, 2004), the conflicts have brought about a massive amount of damage to states by destroying economic infrastructure and social capital. In addition, confrontation during the conflicts perpetuated and deepened hostilities between belligerents and also between supporters. In many cases, such post-conflict ruin made it difficult for both political leaders and citizens to reconstruct ...