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U.S. - China anti satellite (ASAT) weapons arms race undermines Asia Pacific strategic stability


Saad, Nur Hazlina (2010) U.S. - China anti satellite (ASAT) weapons arms race undermines Asia Pacific strategic stability. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Sintok, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9789832078456

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Abstract

The superiority of United States of America (U.S.) in advance military technology nowadays has been challenged by many countries in the world. China had successfully tested their anti-satellite weapons and that led to arms race with U.S. This research aimed to study the implications of the anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons of U.S. and China to the Asia Pacific countries. The study appears that U.S.- China ASAT race has putting the instability to the Asia Pacific region as it will sparks the security threat over Taiwan issues, the possibility to engage with debris and nuclear threat as that will potentially equipped in the ASAT weapons, and security dilemma to the rest in the region those do not have the capability to built up their own ASAT. As a way out of these instability, U.S. and China managed to get involve in confidence building engagement, future cooperative security mechanism, and code of conduct in space for the entire region. However, the future of the Asia Pacific region is expectedly remains uncertainty.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 09:35
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2011 09:35
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2513

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