Richard Tanter, Ph.D.
was Professor of International Relations at Kyoto Seika University from 1989 until 2003. He has written widely on security issues in Southeast and East Asia, and his most recent books are Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia and the World Community (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) co-edited with Mark Selden and Stephen Shalom) and Masters of Terror: Indonesia's Military in East Timor in 1999, (Australian National University, Strategic and Defenceš Studies Centre; 2002; expanded US edition, Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming), (co-edited with Gerry Van Klinken and Desmond Ball). He is currently working on Japanese security and missile defence.
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