China, The United States, and 21st-Century Sea Power: Defining a Maritime Security Partnership

China, The United States, and 21st-Century Sea Power: Defining a Maritime Security Partnership

by Andrew S. Erickson
     
 

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China’s reaction to the United States’ new maritime strategy will significantly impact its success, according to three Naval War College professors. Based on the premise that preventing wars is as important as winning wars, this new U.S. strategy, they explain, embodies a historic reassessment of the international system and how the United States can

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China’s reaction to the United States’ new maritime strategy will significantly impact its success, according to three Naval War College professors. Based on the premise that preventing wars is as important as winning wars, this new U.S. strategy, they explain, embodies a historic reassessment of the international system and how the United States can best pursue its interests in cooperation with other nations. The authors contend that despite recent turbulence in U.S.-China military relations, substantial shared interests could enable extensive U.S.-China maritime security cooperation, as they attempt to reach an understanding of “competitive coexistence.” But for professionals to structure cooperation, they warn, Washington and Beijing must create sufficient political and institutional space.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591142430
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

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Meet the Author


Andrew Erickson is Assistant Professor in the Strategic Research Department of the Naval War College. He is an expert on Chinese and Japanese national security issues.

Lyle J. Goldstein is an associate professor of strategic studies and the founding director of the U.S. Navy's China Maritime Studies Institute.

Nan Li is an associate professor at CMSI.

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