From APEC 2011 to APEC 2012: American and Russian Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Security and Cooperation American and Russian Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Security and Cooperation / editors Rouben Azizian and Artyom Lukin. – Vladivostok: Far Eastern Federal University Press ; Honolulu: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, 2012. – 248 р.

This volume examines three broad and intertwined themes of significant importance for the Asia-Pacific region. Firstly, the book discusses the complex mosaic of current and emerging regional security issues and relates them to the activities of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and other regional organizations. Secondly, the volume contributors offer their diverse perspectives on the evolving roles of influential regional actors, such as China, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Thirdly, the book examines the gaps and opportunities in US-Russia relations in the context of their increased appreciation of the Asia-Pacific region.

The team of book authors represents prominent regional security scholarship affiliated with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), the Far Eastern Federal University, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The opinions expressed in the book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of their organizations and governments.

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Table of Contents

Vladimir Kuznetsov and Dan Leaf

Rouben Azizian and Artyom Lukin

Part One: Regional Security Trends and Emerging Issues

Chapter One
Economic Security in the APEC Region: Knowns and Unknowns
Lori Forman

Chapter Two
Climate Change and Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Role for APEC?
J. Scott Hauger

Chapter Three
Russia and Northeast Asia Energy Security
Sergey Sevastianov

Chapter Four
Splitting the Atom and Enhanced Cooperation in Asia: Considering Nuclear Energy in the APEC Region
William Wieninger

Chapter Five
Regional Cooperation on Disaster Management and Health Security: APEC and Comprehensive Regional Strategy
Jessica Ear and James Campbell

Chapter Six
Maritime Security and Arctic Issues: Challenges, Threats, and the Human Factor
Sergey Smirnov

Chapter Seven
Shifting Ice, Shifting Policies: The Evolution of Ocean Governance in the Arctic
Justin Nankivell and Kerry Lynn Nankivell

Chapter Eight
Education, Economic Growth, and Social Stability: Why the Three Are Inseparable
Miemie Byrd

Part Two: Major Actors, Evolving Principles and Regional Architecture

Chapter Nine
United States and the Asia-Pacific: Balancing Rhetoric and Action
Rouben Azizian

Chapter Ten
Russia, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific
Viacheslav Amirov

Chapter Eleven
Japan and the Asia-Pacific
Jeffrey W. Hornung

Chapter Twelve
Korean Peninsula: Old Problems and New Challenges
Alexander Vorontsov

Chapter Thirteen
China in the Asia-Pacific in 2040: Alternative Futures
Mohan Malik

Chapter Fourteen
Russia and China: New Trends in Bilateral Relations and Political Cooperation
Victor Larin

Chapter Fifteen
The Russian Far East and the Asia-Pacific: State-Managed Integration
Artyom Lukin and Tamara Troyakova

Chapter Sixteen
The Responsibility to Protect and the Asia-Pacific
Vyacheslav Gavrilov

Chapter Seventeen
What Regional Order for the Asia-Pacific? China’s Rise, Primacy Competition, and Inclusive Leadership
Alexander L. Vuving

Chapter Eighteen
The Emerging Institutional Order in the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities for Russia and Russia-US Relations
Artyom Lukin

About the Editors and Contributors

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