Mely Caballero-Anthony is professor of international relations and head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also secretary general of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia. Her many publications include An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies (2016).
This book features impressive research, a clear and effective framework of analysis, and insightful observations in showing why those concerned with East Asian security must go beyond the headlines of China's rise and the North Korean threats to fully understand East Asian security dynamics. Specialists have long known of the importance of non-traditional security issues in the region and the leading role of non-state actors in dealing with them. Now they have a single-authored assessment providing thorough and lucid treatment of the subject that ranks with the best studies of contemporary East Asian security.--Robert Sutter, George Washington University