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Security Issues in Japan and the Far East Asia - JMM461
Anglický název: Security Issues in Japan and the Far East Asia
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2015 do 2015
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 25 / 25 (25)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Takashi Hosoda
Vyučující: Takashi Hosoda
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ing. Magda Pektorová (15.02.2017)

After U.S. president Trump took office, we have to carefully analyze influence of his ‘America First‘ policy to security environment in the Far East region because America has played major role as a linchpin for regional stability. Many Asian countries puzzle over how to keep US commitment to its security even though economic dependency on China has been increasing irreversibly. In other words, they prefer securing national defense by ‘realistic military power’ to achieving regional stability by ‘neo-liberal economic interdependence or international cooperation’.
Japanese Abe administration tries to apple-polish Trump in order to balance against PRC and secure its national defense with U.S. military presence including ‘nuclear umbrella’. South Korean Pak administration made efforts to balance between U.S. and PRC but acceptance of American THAAD missile deployment on its soil to counter DPRK’s missile threat makes China angry. She losses actual administrative capability due to impeachment and it makes military cooperation between USA, Japan and ROK more difficult. ROC (Taiwan) president Tsai also seeks to increase defense cooperation with USA to assure national defense in one hand.
In the other hand, ‘rising China’ has become more assertive with its 600% increase in real-term defense spending over the past 20 years and its second aircraft carrier “Shandong” is under construction in Dalian. Xi’s China increases its self-confidence about military capability and numerical superiority over coastal area of China including South China Sea, which should be a sanctuary for Chinese strategic submarines for second-strike capability. Young general Kim’s DPRK continuously makes efforts to develop nuclear armament and various types of ballistic missile with new solid fuel rocket engine to secure its existence.
Though my lecture, I distribute not only basic knowledge and the latest information about security situation in Far East Asia (China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea and Taiwan) but also interactions of them with aspects of neoclassical realism, especially analysis on actors within each countries, and meaning of US military presence in the region. It will help students to understand current security situation in the region and to recognize that stability of the region depends on American military presence and sensitive regional security balance.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ing. Magda Pektorová (15.02.2017)

Reference Books:

Perry, Charles M. and Yoshihara Toshi.:

U.S-Japan Alliance: Preparing for Korean Reconciliation and Beyond, 2003

Cooney, Kevin and Sato Yoichiro.: The Rise of China and International Security:

America and East Asia Respond to the Rising Power, 2007

Ford, Glyn and Kwon Soyoung.: North Korea on the Brink: Struggle for Survival, 2007

Friedman, Edward.: China’s rise, Taiwan’s dilemmas, and international peace, 2005

Kim, Samuel S.: The two Korea and the great powers, 2006

Lim, Louisa.: The People’s Republic of Amnesia, 2014

Tow, William, Stuart, Douglas and Jimbo Ken.: The New US Strategy towards Asia: Adapting to the American Pivot, 2015

Wachman, Alan.: Why Taiwan?: Geostrategic Rationales for China's Territorial Integrity, 2007

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ing. Magda Pektorová (15.02.2017)

Syllabus for Summer Semester in 2017:

1. Characteristics of Security environment in the region (February 23)

2. Modern history of the region related with national security (March 2)
3. Territorial disputes in the region (March 9)

4. Arms race in the region (March 16)
5. War-renouncing constitution and Pacifism in Japan (March 23)

6. Self-defense capabilities and defense strategy of Japan (March 30)

7. U.S. forces in Japan and U.S. security strategy in the region (April 6)
* (Děkanské volno: No class on April 13) 

8. PRC: China threat theory and judicial analysis (April 20)

9. ROC: Independent defense strategy and self defense capability of Taiwan(April 27)
10. DPRK: Nuclear armament and fate of Kim dynasty (May 4)

11. ROK: Balancer between USA and PRC?(May 11)

12. Increasing Russian military presence in the region, and Future perspectives of the regional security (May 18)


Grading Criteria:

Attendance: 60%

Essay: 40% 





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