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Předmět, akademický rok 2018/2019
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 2018
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 24 / neurčen (24)
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: Mgr. Jakub Šindelář (01.02.2019)
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 DPRK and 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 sea trial and they started constructing third one in Shanghai, 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 actual national security situation in Far East Asia (China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea and Taiwan) but also fundamental knowledge about geopolitical & geostrategic analysis to overview a power shift in the region with international relations theory. 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.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (19.02.2019)
Aims of the course:
After completion of the course, the student will be able to explain current situation of major security issues in East Asia and Southeast Asia. The student is also expected to be able to discuss the historical and geopolitical factors related with the issues in the regions and apply IR theories to explain behavior of major players in regional security scene.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (19.02.2019)

Course assessment is based on A-F scale defined by Dean´s of the Faculty provision 17/2018 (https://www.fsv.cuni.cz/opatreni-dekanky-c-172018aj) obligatory for all courses and lecturers. Read the provision carefully before applying!

Course completion requirements:

In Class behavior: 20%
Attendance: 40%
Essay: 40%   
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jakub Šindelář (01.02.2019)

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

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (19.02.2019)
Methods of teaching:
Explaining major security issues mainly in East Asia and additionally in Southeast Asia with holistic approach of IR theories such as realism including neorealism, liberalism, and constructivism to explain behavior of actors, including the state, the military, and the nation, from competition to interdependence. Geopolitical explanation and adequate level of military/weapon technologies are also applied to explain the issues in the regions. 
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (19.02.2019)

Syllabus for Summer Semester in 2019:

1. Geopolitics, Geostrategy and Geopolitical feature in Asia (February 21)

2. Modern history of the region related with national security (February 28)

3. Territorial disputes in Rimland area and possible solutions (March 7)

4. Arms race in the region and suppliers of weapons (March 14)

5. U.S. forward deployment strategy and U.S. forces in Japan (March 21)

6. PRC’s ‘Becoming a Great Maritime Power’ strategy (March 28)

7. Abe’s ’Free and Open India and Pacific Strategy’ and JSDF (April 4)

8. Tsai’s “saying No to China” and future of self-reliant defense policy (April 11)

* (Děkanské volno: No class on April 18) 

9. Increasing influence of PRC with BRI in ASEAN and reactions (April 25)

10. DPRK’s WMD and perspective of FFVD (May 3)

11. Moon’s South Korea and Korean unification (May 10)

12. Russia’s pivot to Asia and military presence in the region (May 17)




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