Arming Asia: Technonationalism and its Impact on Local Defense Industries - Routledge Security in Asia Series (Hardback)Richard Bitzinger (author)
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Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.
The overarching question in the book is whether self-reliance is a strategically viable solution for development and manufacturing of arms. Given the ever-changing dynamics and increasing demand for sophisticated next-generation weaponry, will these countries be able to individually sustain their domestic defense industries and constantly update their technologies?
This is the first book to analyze arms production from a regional perspective.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
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