This issue of Asia Policy includes a roundtable on the strategic implications of China and Russia's growing partnership; a special essay that calls on the United States to resume its leadership role in Asia in response to China's rise; an article on the Chinese Communist Party's use of pen names in the media to convey official views; an article on Vietnam's warfighting capabilities for defending its disputed claims with China in the South China Sea; and a book review roundtable discussing Terence Roehrig's new book Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War.
Table of Contents
Publisher’s Note (January 2018)
The Strategic Implications of Russia-China Relations: Regional Perspectives
Brian Franchell, Angela Stent, Yu Bin, Alexander Lukin, Tomohiko Uyama, Hiroshi Yamazoe and Robert Sutter
China and the Strategic Imperative for the United States
Charles W. Boustany Jr. and Richard J. Ellings
The Chinese Communist Party’s Use of Homophonous Pen Names: An Open-Source Open Secret
David Gitter and Leah Fang
Can Vietnam's Military Stand Up to China in the South China Sea?
Book Review Roundtable
Terence Roehrig’s Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War
Daniel Sneider, Zack Cooper, Se Young Jang and Terence Roehrig