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AIR749 - Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:C Pan




Incompatible with: AIS762, AIR449
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit provides a broad overview of the security environment of the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the changes in the regional power structure from Cold War to post-Cold War; the rise of China and its implications for regional security; Sino-US relations and the Taiwan problem; Japanese security perspectives and security on the Korean peninsula. It also explores issues such as non-traditional security, economic security, terrorism and nationalism.


Critical essay, 2,000 words, 30%

Research Essay, 2,500 words, 50%

Online participation, 20%

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