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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: PhDr. Lucie Filipová, Ph.D. (12.01.2018)


Trump’s ‘America First‘ policy makes security situation in the Far East region unpredictable and unstable. Many Asian countries puzzle over how to keep US commitment to the their security even though economic dependency on China has been increasing dramatically. In other words, they prefer securing national defense by ‘realistic military power’ to achieving regional stability by ‘neo-liberal interdependence or 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’. ROC (Taiwan) not only seeks to increase self-reliance but also cooperation with USA to assure national defense in one hand. South Korea Moon administration makes efforts to improve relations with PRC, which was damaged due to ROK’s acceptance of American THAAD deployment on its soil to secure its security against DPRK. However it makes military cooperation between USA, Japan and ROK more difficult.

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 and they started constructing third one in Dalian, too. 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. DPRK continuously makes efforts to develop several type of ballistic missile with new liquid fuel rocket engine and nuclear armament 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 naïve security balance.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Filipová, Ph.D. (12.01.2018)

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: PhDr. Lucie Filipová, Ph.D. (12.01.2018)

Syllabus for Summer Semester in 2018:

1. Characteristics of Security environment in the region (February 22)

2. Modern history of the region related with national security (March 1)

3. Territorial disputes in the region (March 8)

4. Arms race in the region (March 15)

5. War-renouncing constitution and Pacifism in Japan (March 22)

* (Děkanské volno: No class on March 29) 

6. Self-defense capabilities and defense strategy of Japan (April 5)

7. U.S. forces in Japan and U.S. security strategy in the region (April 12)

8. PRC: China threat theory and judicial analysis (April 19)

9. ROC: Independent defense strategy and self defense capability of Taiwan (April 26)

10. DPRK: Nuclear armament and fate of Kim dynasty (May 3)

11. ROK: Balancer between USA and PRC? (May 10)

12. Increasing Russian military presence in the region, and Future perspectives of the
   regional security (May 17)


Grading Criteria:

In Class behavior: 20%

Attendance: 40%

Essay: 40%





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