Tangled Titans: The United States and China

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David L. Shambaugh
Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Political Science - 436 pages
Tangled Titans offers a current and comprehensive assessment of the most important relationship in international affairs-that between the United States and China. How the relationship evolves will have a defining impact on the future of world politics, the Asian region, and the citizens of many nations. In this definitive book, leading experts provide an in-depth exploration of the historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, global, and future contexts of this complex relationship. The contributors argue that the relationship is a unique combination of deep interdependence, limited cooperation, and increasing competition. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined-yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic toward each other. Exploring this cooperative and competitive dynamic, the contributors offer a wealth of detail on contemporary Sino-American relations unavailable elsewhere. Students will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers. Contributions by: Rosemary Foot, Charles W. Freeman III, Bonnie S. Glaser, Avery Goldstein, Yufan Hao, Harry Harding, G. John Ikenberry, Terry Lautz, Dawn Murphy, Shelley Rigger, David Shambaugh, Robert Sutter, Ashley J. Tellis, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Christopher P. Twomey, and Wu Xinbo.
 

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Contents

1 Tangled Titans
3
Part II The Historical Context
27
2 The Evolution of USChina Relations
29
Part III The Theoretical Context
51
3 The Rise of China the United States and the Future of the Liberal International Order
53
4 USChina Relations in a Realist World
75
Part IV The Domestic Context
101
5 Domestic American Influences on USChina Relations
103
10 The MilitarySecurity Relationship
235
Part VI The Regional Context
261
11 USChina Interactions in Asia
263
12 Taiwan in USChina Relations
293
Part VII The Global Context
313
13 USChina Interactions in the Middle East Africa Europe and Latin America
315
14 USChina Interactions in Global Governance and International Organizations
347
Part VIII Visions for the Future
369

6 Domestic Chinese Influences on USChina Relations
125
Part V The Bilateral Context
149
7 The Diplomatic Relationship
151
8 The Commercial and Economic Relationship
181
9 The Cultural Relationship
211
15 Chinese Visions of the Future of USChina Relations
371
16 American Visions of the Future of USChina Relations
389
Index
411
About the Editor and Contributors
429
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David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. He is also nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution.

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