China-Japan Security Relations
"Richard Bush presents with clarity and in well-researched detail the serious disputes between Japan and China concerning sovereignty over islands and sovereign rights to resources in and under the waters of the East China Sea. His analysis of the forces that could drive each side toward unintended and undesired conflict is compelling and provides a cautionary counterpoint to those who believe that rational actors would not risk economic and political progress to move boundary markers. Perils of Proximity insightfully unwraps the layers of security challenges in East Asia and concludes with wise counsel on how to begin addressing those challenges. I have no doubt that it will soon be required reading for East Asia security specialists in and out of government and an enduring case study for many years to come."
—Peter A. Dutton, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College