This paper was prepared by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in partial fulfillment of a task for the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (ASCO), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and is a part of a larger task entitled, "Study on the Dangers and Challenges Posed by a Highly Proliferated Nuclear World to U.S. National and Global Security Interests." Northeast Asia has changed tremendously over the past several decades, presenting a never-ending series of challenges to U.S. policy. But what has not been closely studied are the relations among states in the region, especially in the security and military areas. The goal of this paper is to deliver a succinct yet comprehensive description of Asia-Pacific regional security perceptions and dynamics among six actors in the region: China, Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, and the United States. We shall examine current regional security perceptions and relationships as a means of foreshadowing what kinds of multilateral relationships are likely to develop in the next ten to twenty years. Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.
IDA Paper P-3642
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