The Asia Pacific region is a dynamic but complex area where much of the history of the 21st Century will be scripted. Although the strategic and economic importance of the region continues to grow, challenges of reconciling national interests with regional and global interests continue. Security architectures during the Cold War were based primarily on military alliances. However the need today is to base these architectures on shared values, interests and challenges. We need not only define but believe in these universal values. This book brings out this important aspect of this region and explains them briefly.
Maj Gen Y K Gera (Retd) is a telecommunication Engineer. He has authored a book titled Non-Conventional Threat Perceptions in the Indian Context. He has edited the books Peace and Stability in Afghanistan: The Way Ahead and Peace and Stability in Asia Pacific Region: Assessment of the Security Architecture. He is Consultant (Research) with Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS3), United Service Institution of India.