The China Challenge: Standing Strong Against the Military, Economic, and Political Threats that Imperil America

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Political Science - 213 pages
The phrase "rise of China" is used so often that it has become a cliché; nevertheless, China has been and will continue be a problem well into the future. The People's Republic of China is a hegemonic power in Asia and the rest of the world, and its newfound wealth propels the ambitions of China's leaders. Managing the relationship will occupy a considerable amount of American diplomatic and security resources. Equally problematic is the fact that China's neighbors in Southeast Asia recognize the threat posed by China, but they do not want to see their region become a cockpit of a superpower struggle, and neither do they want to choose between neighboring China and the United States. The United States must craft a strategy of regional resilience for Southeast Asia that encourages economic growth, military reform, and democratic transformation that will enable the countries of Southeast Asia to resist Chinese pressures. The purpose of The China Challenge is to take a new look at America's foreign policy in Asia and to provide policymakers with an insight--and solutions--to the myriad and densely interwoven issues that will confront the United States in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

Rising Asia
1
South China Sea Maritime Territorial Disputes
25
The War on Terrorism
43
NuclearArmed Asia
59
Pirates of the South China Sea
83
Trade and American Foreign Policy in Asia
95
Unification of the Korean Peninsula
111
One China Two Chinas One Taiwan?
131
The Asian Space Race and the Masters of Infinity
157
Americas Future in Asia
171
Notes
183
About the Author
211
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Dana R. Dillon is Senior Strategic Analyst at BCP International. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, the last six years at the Pentagon, where he specialized in intelligence and foreign policy. He is a frequent commentator on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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