Chapter Six: Asia

  title={Chapter Six: Asia},
  journal={The Military Balance},
  pages={245 - 352}
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • The Military Balance
Most Asian states have been expanding their military budgets and attempting to improve their armed forces’ capabilities in recent years. This is largely a result of increasing uncertainty about the future distribution of power in the region and widespread suspicions, in some cases increasing tension, among regional armed forces. While these efforts are intended to deter potential adversaries, there is substantial evidence of action-reaction dynamics taking hold and influencing regional states…