America's Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century by Michael D. Swaine | 9780870032585 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
America's Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century

America's Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the Twenty-First Century

by Michael D. Swaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870032585

ISBN-13: 9780870032585

Pub. Date: 06/06/2011

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The emergence of the People's Republic of China on the world scene constitutes the most significant event in world politics since the end of World War II. As the world's predominant political, economic, and military power, the United States faces a particularly significant challenge in responding to China's rising power and influence, especially in Asia.

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Overview

The emergence of the People's Republic of China on the world scene constitutes the most significant event in world politics since the end of World War II. As the world's predominant political, economic, and military power, the United States faces a particularly significant challenge in responding to China's rising power and influence, especially in Asia.

Offering a fresh perspective on current and future U.S. policy toward China, Michael Swaine examines the basic interests and beliefs behind U.S.-China relations, recent U.S. and Chinese policy practices in seven key areas, and future trends most likely to affect U.S. policy. American leaders, he concludes, must reexamine certain basic assumptions and approaches regarding America's position in the Western Pacific, integrate China policy more effectively into a broader Asian strategy, and recalibrate the U.S. balance between cooperative engagement and deterrence toward Beijing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870032585
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Pages:
673
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Acronyms ix

Foreword xiii

Introduction 1

01 Interests, Strategies, and Policy Objectives 21

02 Political and Security Relations with Key Asian Powers 53

03 Multilateral Interactions, Bilateral Dialogues, and Asian Perceptions 115

04 Military Deployments and Relations 147

05 Economic Relations and Development Assistance 183

06 Global Terrorism and WMD Proliferation 223

07 Nontraditional Security Threats: Climate Change and Pandemics 255

08 Human Rights and Democracy Promotion 279

09 The Influence of Structure, Strategy, and Tactics 307

10 Concluding Observations and Recommendations 337

Appendix 381

Notes 387

Bibliography 623

Index 649

About the Author 673

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 675

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