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Author Steinberg, James, author.

Title Strategic reassurance and resolve : U.S - China relations in the twenty-first century / James Steinberg, Michael E. O'Hanlon.

Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.510730905 STEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction 1 -- Part I Cause for Concern -- Chapter 2 Sources of Conflict 17 -- Chapter 3 Determinants of Chinese Strategy 29 -- Chapter 4 Determinants of American Strategy 48 -- Part II Strategic Reassurance in Practice -- Chapter 5 Military Spending and Military Modernization 77 -- Chapter 6 Military Contingencies: Enhancing Crisis Stability 120 -- Chapter 7 Strategic Domain: Nuclear, Space, and Cyber 150 -- Chapter 8 Bases, Deployments, and Operations 182 -- Chapter 9 Conclusion 203.
Summary "After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown. Others argue that the deep economic interdependence between the two countries and the many areas of shared interests will lead to more collaborative relations in the coming decades.In this book, James Steinberg and Michael O'Hanlon stake out a third, less deterministic position. They argue that there are powerful domestic and international factors, especially in the military and security realms, that could well push the bilateral relationship toward an arms race and confrontation, even though both sides will be far worse off if such a future comes to pass. They contend that this pessimistic scenario can be confidently avoided only if China and the United States adopt deliberate policies designed to address the security dilemma that besets the relationship between a rising and an established power. The authors propose a set of policy proposals to achieve a sustainable, relatively cooperative relationship between the two nations, based on the concept of providing mutual strategic reassurance in such key areas as nuclear weapons and missile defense, space and cyber operations, and military basing and deployments, while also demonstrating strategic resolve to protect vital national interests, including, in the case of the United States, its commitments to regional allies"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author O'Hanlon, Michael E., author.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- History -- 21st century.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Standard Number 40023616752
ISBN 9780691159515 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0691159513 (hardback : acid-free paper)