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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.

Diplomats, Military and Intelligence Officers: From Stovepipes to Integration in Japan's Security Policy
Diplomats, military and intelligence officers: from stovepipes to integration in Japan's security policy
Ken Kotani

There have been very few studies focusing on relations among diplomats, military and intelligence officers in the Japanese government, and most studies usually focus on relations between politicians and bureaucrats in the government.1 Moreover, those studies mainly refer to Japan's economic policy, not national security/intelligence policy. This is because the Japanese government did not spend time and effort on security policy during the Cold War period and, as a result, a role of military and intelligence officers in the government seems almost forgotten ...

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