Shows how regional security challenges can have a global impact
Looks at framing the security challenges in the Asia-specific region to develop solutions
Provides relevant, timely and impactful chapters by experts in the field
Part of the book series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications (ASTSA)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
This edited book examines the contemporary regional security concerns in the Asia-Pacific recognizing the ‘Butterfly effect’, the concept that small causes can have large effects: ‘the flap of a butterfly’s wings can cause a typhoon halfway around the world’.
For many Asia-Pacific states, domestic security challenges are at least as important as external security considerations. Recent events (both natural disasters and man-made disasters) have pointed to the inherent physical, economic, social and political vulnerabilities that exist in the region. Both black swan events and persistent threats to security characterize the challenges within the Asia-Pacific region.
Transnational security challenges such as global climate change, environmental degradation, pandemics, energy security, supply chain security, resource scarcity, terrorism and organized crime are shaping the security landscape regionally and globally. The significance of emerging transnational security challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region impact globally and conversely, security developments in those other regions affect the Asia-Pacific region.
- Transnational security
- Transnational organized crime
- Natural Disasters in Asia-Pacific
- Global food security
- Organized crime in Asia
- High Impact Disasters in Asia Pacific
- Building Energy Resilience in Asia Pacific
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- energy security
Editors and Affiliations
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Anthony J. Masys
National Police Agency, China
Leo S.F. Lin
About the editors
Dr Anthony Masys is a Senior Defence Scientist for the Department of National Defence, Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science. His research interests focus on safety and security, risk, crisis and disaster management, critical infrastructure analysis, humanitarian aid, development and disasters, scenario planning, human security, intelligence (alternative analysis), counter-terrorism, complex socio-technical system analysis, modeling and simulation, systems thinking, knowledge management and operational analysis.
A former senior Air Force Officer, Dr Masys has a BSc in Physics and MSc in Underwater Acoustics and Oceanography from the Royal Military College of Canada and a PhD from the University of Leicester. He is Editor in Chief for Springer Publishing book series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications and holds various advisory board positions with academic journals and books series.
Dr Masys is an internationally recognized author, speaker and facilitator and has held workshops in Europe, North and South America and Asia including at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. He has published extensively in the domains of physics and the social sciences.
Lieutenant Colonel Leo S.F. Lin is the police attaché of Taiwan’s National Police Agency (NPA) to U.S. and Canada. In his capacity, he deals with broad issues covering police, fire and disasters. Thus, he liaises with various leading law enforcement agencies, namely FBI, ICE, FEMA, RCMP, INTERPOL, among others. He put special focus on international cooperation, transnational crime and terrorism, and international major event security.
Lin graduated from Taiwan Central Police University and he holds a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Indianapolis. He is a Research Associate with the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) in Athens, and member of the Standing Group on Organised Crime of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Book Title: Asia-Pacific Security Challenges
Book Subtitle: Managing Black Swans and Persistent Threats
Editors: Anthony J. Masys, Leo S.F. Lin
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61728-2Published: 10 October 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87146-2Published: 26 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61729-9Published: 25 September 2017
Series ISSN: 1613-5113
Series E-ISSN: 2363-9466
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 304
Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour