How Asia Goes to War

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How Asia Goes to War The launch of 'The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War' by Brendan Taylor

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Wednesday 22 August 2018 06:00 pm until Wednesday 22 August 2018 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
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Presented by:
Brendan Taylor and Nick Bisley
Type of Event:
Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training

Asia is at a dangerous moment. China is rising fast, and its regional ambitions are growing. Reckless North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may be assembling more nuclear weapons, despite diplomatic efforts to eradicate his arsenal. Japan is building up its military, throwing off constitutional constraints imposed after World War II. The United States, for so long a stabilising presence in Asia, is behaving erratically: The possibility of global catastrophe looms ever closer.

How could clashes play out in these global hotspots? What can the world’s major powers can do to avoid an eruption of war?

Geopolitical expert Brendan Taylor is Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. His new book The Four Flashpoints, examines the areas of Asia most likely to erupt in sudden and violent conflict: the Korean Peninsula, the East China Sea, the South China Sea and Taiwan. He will be in conversation with Professor Nick Bisley, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.

This event is the Melbourne book launch of Brendan Taylor's The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War, published by La Trobe University Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Date: 22 August 2018
Venue: Theatrette, State Library of Victoria


Theatrette, State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria



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