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
     
 

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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

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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.

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"China's rise presents America with its biggest foreign policy challenge. This book comprehensively and deftly lays out the considerations relevant to wise policy formulation. Swaine offers analysis and recommendations in a manner that both informs and enlightens. It will be an invaluable resource for policymakers, concerned citizens, and students."—J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. ambassador to China

"For the last two decades Michael Swaine has provided some of the most enlightening and accurate views of Chinese thought. Here he engineers a convincing logic of the need to reassess our strategy in the U.S.-China relationship. His recommendations lay the foundation for the necessary debate."—Joseph W. Prueher, former U.S. ambassador to China, former commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and James Schlesinger
Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center, University of Virginia

"A significant and needed contribution to the literature on U.S.-China relations. Some conclusions are striking and will prove controversial."—Aaron L. Friedberg, Professor at Princeton University and former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs

"Swaine's comprehensive, intensively researched analysis of trends in U.S.-China relations and sophisticated judgments on the opportunities, pitfalls, and prospects for American China policy deserve wide attention."—Alice Miller, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

"This book is unusually important—a 'must-read' by specialists who are concerned with U.S.-China relations."—Robert Sutter, Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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ISBN-13:
9780870033445
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
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NOOK Book
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673
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13 MB
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"China's rise presents America with its biggest foreign policy challenge. This book comprehensively and deftly lays out the considerations relevant to wise policy formulation. Swaine offers analysis and recommendations in a manner that both informs and enlightens. It will be an invaluable resource for policymakers, concerned citizens, and students." —J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. ambassador to China

"For the last two decades Michael Swaine has provided some of the most enlightening and accurate views of Chinese thought. Here he engineers a convincing logic of the need to reassess our strategy in the U.S.-China relationship. His recommendations lay the foundation for the necessary debate." —Joseph W. Prueher, former U.S. ambassador to China, former commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and James Schlesinger
Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center, University of Virginia

"A significant and needed contribution to the literature on U.S.-China relations. Some conclusions are striking and will prove controversial." —Aaron L. Friedberg, Professor at Princeton University and former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs

"Swaine's comprehensive, intensively researched analysis of trends in U.S.-China relations and sophisticated judgments on the opportunities, pitfalls, and prospects for American China policy deserve wide attention." —Alice Miller, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

"This book is unusually important —a 'must-read' by specialists who are concerned with U.S.-China relations." —Robert Sutter, Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Meet the Author

Michael D. Swaine is a senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment's Asia Program. The author of more than ten monographs on security policy in the region, Swaine is one of the most prominent U.S. analysts in Chinese security studies and U.S.-China relations.

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