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The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

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Brendan Taylor

Dr Brendan Taylor is Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. He is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, Australia’s American Alliance (MUP, 2016). His writings have also appeared …

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Praise for The Four Flashpoints

‘Brendan Taylor has produced the most gripping scenarios for major power war in Asia in print -– as well as the strongest case for the wise statecraft we will need to keep the peace. We all know where the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia are, but Taylor has gone further than anyone in illuminating why they are so dangerous and how we might avoid conflict.' –– Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Professor, Georgetown University, and author of By More than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific since 1783


‘Timely, crucial and eminently readable. An alarming examination of where Asia and the world is heading.’ –– Kim Beazley

‘A clear, calm, rigorous and highly readable examination of the flashpoints that make Asia so dangerous today. It explains how they evolved, why they matter and how they might blow up. The perfect guide to the looming perils of the Asian Century.’ –– Hugh White