|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, First Year International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Second Year International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Third Year International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Fourth Year|
|Course Name||The Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific Region|
Course Schedule & Requirements
Course Schedule (課程進度)
Based on the above-mentioned course objectives and learning outcomes, this course will be divided into 5 major units, each of which will be further divided into 3-4 sub-units. In turn, each sub-units will be addressed in each week.
(1) Theoretical framework of geopolitics and security in Asia-Pacific；
(2) Major powers in Asia-Pacific;
(3) Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific;
(4) Security mechanism in Asia-Pacific;
(5) Emerging Themes in Asia-Pacific.
Approaches to the Class
I: oral presentations (口頭報告)
II: Term papers (學期作業)
Week 01.Introduction to the course on “The geopolitics and security in Asia-Pacific Region.”
Week 02.Methodology (I): Definition of Asia-Pacific and overview of Asia-Pacific history.
Week 03.Methodology (II): Basic theories of geopolitics.
Week 04.Methodology (III): Basic theories of peace and security.
Week 05.Methodology (IV): Theoretical framework of geopolitics and security in Asia-Pacific.
Week 06.Major powers in Asia-Pacific (I): The US Asia-Pacific security strategy
Week 07.Major powers in Asia-Pacific (II): Is China's "Peaceful rise" a rising threat?
Week 08.Major powers in Asia-Pacific (III): Japan's new role in Asia-Pacific.
Week 09.Major powers in Asia-Pacific (IV): The role of Australia and Oceania.
Week 10.Major powers in Asia-Pacific (V): The role of Russia and India.
Week 11.Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (I): The Northeast Asia.
Week 12.Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (II): The East Asia.
Week 13.Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (III): The Southeast Asia.
Week 14.Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (IV): Taiwan Strait and Taiwan's strategic role.
Week 15.Security mechanism in Asia-Pacific (I): The Six-Party Talks on the Korean Peninsula.
Week 16.Security mechanism in Asia-Pacific (II): The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP)
Week 17.Security mechanism in Asia-Pacific (III): US Indo-Pacific Strategy.*
Week 18.Conclusion: Emerging Themes in Asia-Pacific/ Geopolitical and security challenges in Asia-Pacific in the Future.
01. 資料蒐集。 Data collection.
壹：評量項目 (Objects for evaluation)
¢ Participation and interaction: 30%.
¢ Oral presentations:40%.
¢ Term paper: 30%.
貳：評分標準 (Criterion for evaluation)
一˙Participation and interaction: 30%. (參與互動：30%)
二˙Oral presentations:40%. (口頭報告：40%)
三˙Term paper: 30%. (學期作業：30%)
|Textbook & Reference|
Textbook (I) 指定資料 [I]
PART I: Methodology
02. Methodology (I): Definition of Asia-Pacific and overview of Asia-Pacific history.
◎Understanding Asia Pacific International Politics. [McDougall 2007: chap. 1_pp_1-27.]*
◎Neglected Questions on the “Forgotten War”: S. Korea and the US on the Eve of Korean War. [Caprio 2011: PP_]*
03. Methodology (II): Basic theories of geopolitics.
◎Great powers and geopolitics: International affairs in a rebalancing world. [Klieman, ed. 2015]
◎The geopolitics of super power. [Gray 1988]
˙Framework for understanding geopolitics. [Flint 2012: chap. 1_pp_ 01-31]*
˙Boundary geopolitics: Shaky foundations of the world political map? [Flint 2012: chap. 6_pp. 132-156.]*
04. Methodology (III): Basic theories of peace and security.
◎Cooperation and protracted conflict in international affairs: Cycles of reciprocity. [Niv-Solomon 2017]
◎Economic interdependence and war. [Copeland 2015]
◎Strengthening maritime security through cooperation. [Chapsos 2015][electronic resource]
◎The geopolitics of intervention: Asia and the responsibility to protect. [Yang; Kassim 2014]
◎Contemporary security studies. [Collins ed. 2013]
◎What is security studies?.[Collins 2013: chap. 1_pp. 1-9] *
◎Approaches to security: Realism. [Glaser in Collins 2013: chap. 2_pp. 13-27] *
◎War, peace and international relations: An introduction to strategic history. [Gray 2012]
˙Sustaining US Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. [USMOD_2012: pp_1-8]*
05. Methodology (IV): Theoretical framework of geopolitics and security in Asia-Pacific.
˙China’s role in American grand strategy: Partner, regional power, or great power rival? [Layne in Rolfe 2004: chap 5: pp_ 54-80]
˙Pivot to the Pacific? Obama’s 2nd term “rebalancing” Asia. [ Manyin 2012: pp_1-25]*
PART II: Major powers in Asia-Pacific
06. Major powers in Asia-Pacific (I): The US Asia-Pacific security strategy
◎President Trump Delivers the State of the Union Address. [White House 2018_text]
◎Trump's State of the Union address. [Wagner; Wills 2018_analysis]
◎First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity. New York Times, 20180130. [Davis; Shear 2018]
◎Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy. [USDOD 2018][pdf]
◎How to read the 2018 US National Defense Strategy. [Karlin_Brookings, 20180121] ***
◎The grand chessboard: American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives. [Brzezinski 1997]
◎The TPP: Strategic Implications. 2016. [Williams; etc.; Congressional Research Service 2016: pp_1-14]*
◎Revitalizing the US National Security Strategy. [Goldgeier_Suri 2016: pp_35-55]*
◎The Asia-Pacific maritime security strategy. [USDOD 2015: pp_1-40]*
07. Major powers in Asia-Pacific (II): Is China’s “Peaceful rise” a rising threat?
◎Myers, Steven Lee. With Xi’s power grab, China joins new era of strongmen. [New York Times 20180226]
◎How Xi Jinping Sees the World and Why. [Bader (2016: pp_1-16)*
◎Minxin Pei on the Future of Communist Rule in China. [Forsythe 2016: pp_1-6]*
◎Annual report to Congress: Military and security developments involving PRC 2015. [USDOD 2015: pp_1-72]*
˙How to stop worrying and love the AIIB. [Desai_Vreeland 2015: pp_1-6]*
˙The Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute: Analyzing the Chinese perspective. [Tiberghien 2012: pp_1-8]*
˙China and the U.S.: Core Interests, Common Interests, and Partnership. [Wu, Xinbo 2011: pp_1-11]*
08. Major powers in Asia-Pacific (III): Japan’s new role in Asia-Pacific.
˙Japan's geopolitical vision and practices on the Indian Ocean. [Yamazaki, 2012: pp_1-19]*
˙Japanese domestic politics and security cooperation with Australia. [Anno 2011: pp_24-39]*
09. Major powers in Asia-Pacific (IV): The role of Australia and Oceania.
◎Australia as US client state: The geopolitics of de-democratisation and insecurity. [Paul 2014][electronic resource]
˙Bilateral perspectives on regional security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. [Tow_Kersten; eds. 2012:pp_1-244]*
˙Our western front: Australia and the Indian Ocean. [Bateman_Bergin 2010: pp_8-32.]*
˙Our western front: Australia and the Indian Ocean. [Bateman_Bergin 2010: 33-61.]*
˙The Alliance and Asia-Pacific: Australian Perspective. [Ayson in McCausland, ed. 2007: chap. 6_pp_109-127.]*
10. Major powers in Asia-Pacific (V): The role of Russia and India.
˙India’s Role in the South China Sea: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics. [Scott (2013: pp_1-28)*
˙The Maturing of Russia-India Defence Relations. [Weitz 2012: pp. 75-90]*
˙Geopolitics in Asia-Pacific: Russia’s national interests and security in Far East. [Gusher 2012: pt. 1,2,3]*
˙Sino-Russian relations in a changing world order. [Bolt 2013: pp_1-16]*
˙Russia's Lavrov says ties with Washington need 'reset 2. [Baczynska 2014: pp 1-3]*
Textbook (II) 指定資料 (II)
PART III: Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific
11. Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (I): The Northeast Asia.
◎Why China won’t rescue North Korea. [Mastro Foreign Affairs Jan/Feb 2018]
◎Are sanctions enough to deal with North Korea? [Park_Moon 2016: pp_1-8]*
◎North Korea and northeast Asian regional security. [Shen, ed. 2015]
˙Ocean Governance, Maritime Security, and Modernity in Northeast Asia. [Wirth 2012: pp_ 223-245.]*
˙Mongolia: Managing transition from nomadic to settled culture. [Sarlagtay in Rolfe 2004: chap 19_pp. 323-334]*
˙Russia looks east: Energy markets and geopolitics in Northeast Asia. [Itoh 2011: pp_1-56]*
12. Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (II): The East Asia.
˙Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia: Issues for Congress. [Dolven 2013: pp. 1-18.]*
˙Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia: Issues for Congress. [Dolven 2013: pp. 18-33.]*
˙Maritime security in East Asia: Increasing importance of maritime boundary disputes in E. Asia. [Cronin 2013: 1-32]* ˙Maritime security in East Asia: East China Sea Disputes-A Japanese perspective. [Tatsumi in Cronin 2013: 33-46]*
13. Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (III): The Southeast Asia.
◎Examine the South China Sea Disputes. [Hiebert_etc_eds_2015: pp_1-84 _(8 papers) ]*
◎Chapsos, Ioannis, ed.. Strengthening maritime security through cooperation. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Washington, DC: IOS Press, 2015. [electronic resource]
◎Asia's cauldron: The South China Sea and the end of a stable Pacific. [Kaplan 2014]
◎South Asia in transition: Democracy, political economy and security. [Chakma 2014][electronic resource]
◎Asia's cauldron: The South China Sea and the end of a stable Pacific. [Kaplan 2014]
˙South China Sea: oil, maritime claims, and US-China strategic rivalry. [Buszynski 2012: pp_139-156]*
14. Geopolitics and Security in Asia-Pacific (IV): Taiwan Strait and Taiwan’s strategic role. ()
◎Can China really take over Taiwan? [Pomfret Washington Post 20180105]
˙Taiwan and TPP_political dimension. [Bush 2014: pp. 1-17]*
˙Taiwan's quest for greater participation in the int’l community. [Glaser 2013: pp. 1-43]*
˙Morrison, US-Taiwan relationship: Overview of policy issues. [Kan; Morrison 2013: pp_01-30]* ()
˙US alliances and maritime disputes in East Asia. [Berger 2012: pp_1-25]*
PART IV: Security mechanism in Asia-Pacific
15. Security mechanism (I): The Six-Party Talks on the Korean Peninsula.
◎Can South Korea save itself?_Using an olympic peace to avert nuclear confrontation. [Snyder Foreign Affairs 20180223]
◎North Korea and northeast Asian regional security. [Shen 2015]
˙U.S. Policy toward the Korean Peninsula. [Pritchard; et. al. 2010: pp_3-29]*
˙Reordering Chinese priorities on the Korean Peninsula. [Glaser 2012: 1-24]*
˙Strategic thinking about the Korean nuclear crisis: four parties caught between North Korea and the United States. [Rozman 2011: pp_]*[nccu ebk]
16. Security mechanism (II): The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).
◎ASEAN’s Regional Role and Relations with Japan. [Masahiro; et. al. 2016: pp_1-34]*
˙CSCAP regional security outlook 2012. [Job, ed. 2012: pp_4-33]*
˙A more effective neighborhood role for Australia with Pacific islands. [Herr 2011: chap 5_ pp_58-74]*
17. Security mechanism (III): US Indo-Pacific Strategy*
◎Robert A. Manning_(Jul 2018)-US Indo-Pacific Strategy: Myths and Reality_(Valdai Club) *
◎Michael R. Auslin_(2018)-The Question of American Strategy in the Indo-Pacific. [pp_1-18]*
◎Alyssa Ayres_(20180525)-The US Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs More Indian Ocean_(CFR)*
◎Prashanth Parameswaran _(Sep 2018)-ASEAN’s Role in a U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy_(Wilson Center)*
◎WU Jaushieh_(20180830)-2018 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue Speech_(ROC MOFA)*
◎Le Hong Hiep_(20180807)- America’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy: A Vietnamese Perspective_(ISEAS)
◎Robert A. Manning_(20190117)-U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy_(Russia in Global Affairs)
PART V: Emerging Themes in Asia-Pacific
18. Conclusion: Geopolitical and security challenges in Asia-Pacific in the Future.
◎Taiwan president says China’s military expansion could destabilize Asia. [Horton 2017]
◎The new geopolitics of trade in Asia. [Solís_Brookings, 20171115] ***
◎Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025 Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships. [Green_ et. al. 2016: pp_1-32]*
◎After TPP: the Geopolitics of Asia-Pacific. [Green_Goodman 2016: pp_19-34]*
˙Major challenges relevant to enhancing energy security in Pacific. [Johnston 2012: chap 2_pp_11-30]*
˙Opportunities for Pacific sub-region to enhance energy security. [Johnston 2012: chap 1, 3,4,5_pp_1-10; 31-39]*
˙Taiwan's econ opportunities and challenges and TPP. [Meltzer 2014: pp_1-14]*
˙Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis. [Williams 2013: pp_1-34]*
|Urls about Course|
|(1) ASEAN Secretariat - official website (2) Asia News Network; (3) ASEAN Regional Forum|