Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security

Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

  • William T. Tow
  • Rikki Kersten

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific Series book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. William T. Tow, Rikki Kersten
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Interplay of Domestic and Foreign Policy Factors

  4. The Dynamics of Bilateral Security Cooperation

  5. Regional and Global Ramifications of Intensified Bilateralism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-279

About this book


This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their own right.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William T. Tow
    • 1
  • Rikki Kersten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social ChangeAustralian National UniversityAustralia

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