Co-edited and introduced by Ashley J. Tellis, Strategic Asia 2017-18: Power, Ideas, and Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific identifies how Asia’s major powers have developed military strategies to address their most significant challenges. In each chapter, a leading expert analyzes how national power and capabilities interact with strategic culture to shape a country’s military strategies and explains why decision-makers come to favor certain options over others. This is the final volume from a three-year project that takes stock of the national power of the major Asian states.

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Ashley J. Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and research director of the Strategic Asia Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).

Alison Szalwinski is assistant director for political and security affairs at NBR.

Michael Wills is senior vice president for strategy and finance at NBR.