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WILLIAM J. TAYLOR, JR., holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from American University and completed post-doctoral studies at the American University of Beirut. A former U.S. Army colonel, elected to the Infantry Officer Candidate Hall of Fame, Dr. Taylor served in tank and rifle battalions in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a professor and director of national security studies, director of debate, and course director for Middle East studies at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He has also taught at the National War College and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Taylor lectures and debates frequently before government, academic, and corporate groups. He has appeared on major television and radio networks worldwide more than 700 times. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of 16 books on international security affairs. In addition, his more than 300 articles have appeared in major journals and in such publications as the New York Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, Chosun Ilbo, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and National Review. He was also the subject of a Washington Post Sunday Magazine cover story and a Washington Times "Doers in Washington" feature.
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Authored by Abraham Kim, Marc Jason Gilbert, Perry L. Wood, Paul H.B. Godwin, Dr. Robert J. Wirsing, Dr. William J. Taylor, Jr.. Edited by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
This compendium of papers from the conference examines the security policies being pursued by many of the key Asian actors--China, the Koreas, Pakistan, and the nations of Southeast Asia, particularly those in ASEAN. The contributors to this volume paint the picture of a dynamic and diverse Asia on the verge of the new century. Each author identifies the critical issues which frame both challenges