International Strategic Relations and China s National Security

Author: Institute for Strategic Studies
Publisher: International Strategic Relati
ISBN: 9789813148987
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The world was standing at the crossroads in 2015 as globalization propelled human beings into an increasingly integrated community of common destiny. In the meantime, the world witnessed the strategic competition among major powers. This annual publication offers views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices by Chinese scholars. It covers almost all the significant issues that took place in the international security arena in 2015. Besides the relations among major powers, it studies the international community's fight against Islamic State (IS), the strategic situation in the Korean Peninsula, political situation in Myanmar, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear issue, free navigation in the South China Sea, China's Belt and Road Initiative and its grand diplomacy. This book argues that the strategic competition among major powers is heightening, and smaller countries as well as extremist forces like the IS are seeking strategic space by taking advantage of the conflicts among major powers. The book concludes that to address this major historic challenge in international politics, it is essential that some major powers drop the hostile stance towards each other and enhance partnership to foster international cooperation.

International Strategic Relations and China s National Security

Author: Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813144955
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The world was standing at the crossroads in 2015 as globalization propelled human beings into an increasingly integrated community of common destiny. In the meantime, the world witnessed the strategic competition among major powers. This annual publication offers views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices by Chinese scholars. It covers almost all the significant issues that took place in the international security arena in 2015. Besides the relations among major powers, it studies the international community's fight against Islamic State (IS), the strategic situation in the Korean Peninsula, political situation in Myanmar, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear issue, free navigation in the South China Sea, China's Belt and Road Initiative and its grand diplomacy. This book argues that the strategic competition among major powers is heightening, and smaller countries as well as extremist forces like the IS are seeking strategic space by taking advantage of the conflicts among major powers. The book concludes that to address this major historic challenge in international politics, it is essential that some major powers drop the hostile stance towards each other and enhance partnership to foster international cooperation.

International Strategic Relations And China s National Security

Author: China Pla National Defense University
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981323069X
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In 2016, economic globalization suffered a severe crisis after over half a century of smooth development, and deglobalization was running mountains high. Not only did it trigger domestic political discord in major countries like the United States, Britain, France and Germany, but also led to international economic and political disputes among Western countries, intensifying strategic competition between major powers. With the arrival of 2017, through the perilous waves of deglobalization and the consequent international political upheavals, we find that the post Cold War era that we were familiarized with, is coming to a rapid end, ushering in a new international political era, full of uncertainties. This annual book presents Chinese scholars' views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, as well as China's strategic choice. It covers a wide range of important issues concerning international security, ranging from the assessment of Sino-US relations, Russian-American relations, the counter terrorism situation in the Middle East, the political situation in Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, Brexit and the refugee problem, and the strategic situation in the South China Sea, to the judgment of the strategic posture in countries and regions like Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa. Also covered are the analysis of the strategic posture in cyber space, outer space (as well as their governance), and discussion on China's international strategic choice in the wave of deglobalization. Contents: World Disputes and China's Strategic Options in the Context of the Globalization Crisis — A General Review of the International Strategic Situation and China's National Security in 2016 (Qi Dapeng)Sino-US Relations during the US Presidential Election Year (CAO Xianyu and XU Qiyu)An Assessment of the Strategic Trends of Russian–American Relations (YANG Lei)The Middle East Counter-Terrorism Situation and Its Impacts (LI Xiaolu)An Assessment of Japan's Strategic Trends (WU Huaizhong)A Review of the Strategic Situation on the Korean Peninsula (LU Yin)An Analysis of the Political Situation in Taiwan and the Posture in Cross-Strait Relations (WANG Shushen)An Evaluation of the Strategic Situation in Southeast Asia (ZHAO Yi)The Impact of Brexit and the Refugee Problem on the European Union (WANG Shuo)An Evaluation of the Strategic Situation in Latin America (WU Hongying, SUN Yanfeng, YANG Shouguo, CAO Ting and LI Meng)The Characteristics of Security Situation in Africa (XU Weizhong, YU Wensheng, WANG Lei and SUN Hong)An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in the South China Sea (DUAN Kejing)A Strategic Posture Review of International Cyberspace (WEN Baihua)Space Situational Assessment and Space Governance (CHEN Guoying)China's International Strategic Choice in the Wave of Deglobalization (Zheng Yongnian and Zhang Chi) Readership: Students and researchers interested in international relations of major powers, China's security and foreign policy. Keywords: International Relations;National Security;Policy Studies;ChinaReview:0

The China India Nuclear Crossroads

Author: Lora Saalman
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0870033042
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Global power is shifting to Asia. The U.S. military is embarking on an American "pivot" to the Indo-Pacific region, and the bulk of global arms spending is directed toward Asian theaters. India and Pakistan are thought to be building up their nuclear arsenals while questions persist about China's potential to "sprint to parity." China remains by far the world's largest market for new nuclear energy production, and India aspires to be on a similar trajectory. Despite these trends, The China-India Nuclear Crossroads is the first serious book by leading Chinese and Indian experts to examine the political, military, and technical factors that affect Sino-Indian nuclear relations. In this book, editor and translator Lora Saalman presents a comprehensive framework through which China and India can pursue enhanced cooperation and minimize the unintended consequences of their security dilemmas.

South Korea at the Crossroads

Author: Scott A. Snyder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546181
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Against the backdrop of China’s mounting influence and North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of today’s political landscape, Snyder contends that South Korea’s best strategy remains investing in a robust alliance with the United States. Snyder begins with South Korea’s effort in the 1960s to offset the risk of abandonment by the United States during the Vietnam War and the subsequent crisis in the alliance during the 1970s. A series of shifts in South Korean foreign relations followed: the “Nordpolitik” engagement with the Soviet Union and China at the end of the Cold War; Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy,” designed to bring North Korea into the international community; “trustpolitik,” which sought to foster diplomacy with North Korea and Japan; and changes in South Korea’s relationship with the United States. Despite its rise as a leader in international financial, development, and climate-change forums, South Korea will likely still require the commitment of the United States to guarantee its security. Although China is a tempting option, Snyder argues that only the United States is both credible and capable in this role. South Korea remains vulnerable relative to other regional powers in northeast Asia despite its rising profile as a middle power, and it must balance the contradiction of desirable autonomy and necessary alliance.

International Strategic Relations and China s National Security

Author: Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981467575X
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The international strategic relations have been undergoing great turbulence, readjustment and reformation since the financial crisis in 2008. This round of transition is mainly driven by economic competition instead of wars. International competition, crises and collisions will ebb and flow and happen frequently in the foreseeable future, but will not break through the international political framework based on cooperation. However, these crises, collisions and even wars will have disturbing effects on the political framework for international cooperation, and will change and distort the patterns of international cooperation. This annual publication provides Chinese scholars' views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices. It covers almost all the significant issues in the international security arena. It evaluates the strategic influence of regional issues such as the Ukraine crisis, the crisis in the Middle East, the South China Sea disputes and the US-Asia-Europe strategic balance. It analyzes strategic trends of international organizations like the BRICS, the SCO, and the ASEAN. It studies strategic development of countries and regions like Japan, India, the Korean Peninsula, Africa, Taiwan and cross-Strait relations. It researches the strategic situations in the cyber space and the outer space, and sums up the reform and development of China's national security system. Contents: The Profoundly Evolving International Landscape and China's International Strategy: A General Review of the International Strategic Situation and China's National Securityÿ(Qi Dapeng); An Assessment of the Impact of the Ukraine Crisisÿ(Feng Yujun); An Assessment of the Impact of the Middle East Crisisÿ(Li Xiaolu); The South China Sea Disputes and Their Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific Regionÿ(Lim Kheng Swe and Li Mingjiang); The "Rebalancing" of the U.S. Eurasia Policyÿ(Xu Qiyu); An Assessment of the Development of BRICSÿ(Zhou Piqi); An Assessment of Future Development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizationÿ(Yang Lei); An Analysis of ASEAN's Strategic Trendsÿ(Zhao Yi); The Adjustments in Japan's Defense Policy and Their Implicationsÿ(Jiang Xinfeng); An Assessment of the Orientation of India's National Strategyÿ(Ma Jiali); A Review of the Strategic Situation on the Korean Peninsulaÿ(Lu Yin); An Assessment of the Political Situation in Taiwan and the Status of Cross-Strait Relationsÿ(Zhu Weidong); An Analysis of the Security Situation in Africaÿ(Xu Weizhong, Yu Wensheng and Wang Lei); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Spaceÿ(Chen Guoying); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Cyberspaceÿ(Wen Baihua and Xu Weidi); An Assessment of the World Energy Strategic Situationÿ(Zhang Chi); The Establishment of the Central National Security Commission: A Milestone in China's Reform of Its National Security Systemÿ(Meng Xiangqing and Wang Xiao); Readership:ÿAcademics, professionals, policy-makers, undergraduate and graduate students, interested in international relations and China's Security. Key Features: Comprehensive studies on important global political and security issuesIn-depth researches by top Chinese civilian and military expertsTimely analysis and important resources for readers to understand China and Chinese views on international strategic relationsKeywords: International Relations; National Security; Policy Studies; Chinaÿ

The US China Military and Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency

Author: James Johnson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319758381
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This book offers a timely and compelling explanation for the deterioration of U.S.-China security relations during the Obama Presidency. The U.S.-China relationship has become one of (if not the most) vital features of contemporary world politics, and with arrival the Donald Trump to the White House in 2017, this vital geopolitical relationship sits at a precarious and dangerous crossroads. This book assesses a wide array of sources to systematically unpack the policy rhythms, drivers, and dynamics that defined the course of Sino-American security relations during the Obama-era. It fills several gaps in the literature on international security and conflict and offers a nuanced and innovative comparative approach to examine individual military domains. The case study chapters draw on recent Chinese and English sources - on military doctrine, capabilities, and defense strategy - to build a clear understanding the main sources of U.S.-China misperceptions, and highlight the problems these assessments can create for the conduct of statecraft across strategically competitive geopolitical dyads. The book builds a sobering picture of U.S.-China relations that will appeal to specialists and generalists alike with an interest in future warfare, emerging military-technologies, military studies, arms control, and foreign policy issues in the Asia-Pacific region more broadly.

At the Crossroads of Post Communist Modernisation

Author: Christer Pursiainen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 023036392X
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Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction-- C.Pursiainen A Short History of 'Catching Up'-- C.Pursiainen The Free-Market State or the Welfare State?-- M.Kivinen & L.Chunling Authoritarianism or Democracy?-- C.Pursiainen & M.Pei Sovereignty or Interdependency?-- S.Medvedev & L.Jakobson Conclusions-- C.Pursiainen Index Contributors.

The China India Nuclear Crossroads

Author: Lora Saalman
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0870033042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Global power is shifting to Asia. The U.S. military is embarking on an American "pivot" to the Indo-Pacific region, and the bulk of global arms spending is directed toward Asian theaters. India and Pakistan are thought to be building up their nuclear arsenals while questions persist about China's potential to "sprint to parity." China remains by far the world's largest market for new nuclear energy production, and India aspires to be on a similar trajectory. Despite these trends, The China-India Nuclear Crossroads is the first serious book by leading Chinese and Indian experts to examine the political, military, and technical factors that affect Sino-Indian nuclear relations. In this book, editor and translator Lora Saalman presents a comprehensive framework through which China and India can pursue enhanced cooperation and minimize the unintended consequences of their security dilemmas.

Sustainable Security

Author: Jeremi Suri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190611480
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As the world shifts away from the unquestioned American hegemony that followed in the wake of the Cold War, the United States is likely to face new kinds of threats and sharper resource constraints than it has in the past. However, the country's alliances, military institutions, and national security strategy have changed little since the Cold War. American foreign and defense policies, therefore, should be assessed for their fitness for achieving sustainable national security amidst the dynamism of the international political economy, changing domestic politics, and even a changing climate. This book brings together sixteen leading scholars from across political science, history, and political economy to highlight a range of American security considerations that deserve a larger role in both scholarship and strategic decision-making. In these chapters, scholars of political economy and the American defense budget examine the economic engine that underlies U.S. military might and the ways the country deploys these vast (but finite) resources. Historians illuminate how past great powers coped with changing international orders through strategic and institutional innovations. And regional experts assess America's current long-term engagements, from NATO to the chaos of the Middle East to the web of alliances in Asia, deepening understandings that help guard against both costly commitments and short-sighted retrenchments. This interdisciplinary volume sets an agenda for future scholarship that links politics, economics, and history in pursuit of sustainable security for the United States - and greater peace and stability for Americans and non-Americans alike.