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Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes
List of Illustrations ix List of Tables xi Acknowledgments xiii Abbreviations xv INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER ONE: Cooperation and Escalation in Territorial Disputes 10 CHAPTER TWO: Cooperation in FrontierExpand
China's Strategy in the South China Sea
This article examines China’s behaviour in the South China Sea disputes through the lens of its strategy for managing its claims. Since the mid-1990s, China has pursued a strategy of delaying theExpand
Regime Insecurity and International Cooperation: Explaining China's Compromises in Territorial Disputes
  • M. T. Fravel
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 30 November 2005
Since the 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis, scholars and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about China's territorial ambitions. Yet China has also used peaceful means to manage conficts,Expand
International Relations Theory and China's Rise: Assessing China's Potential for Territorial Expansion
Whether China’s rise as a great power will be peaceful or violent is a question that animates scholars and policymakers alike. Power transition theory and offensive realism reach pessimisticExpand
China's Search for Assured Retaliation: The Evolution of Chinese Nuclear Strategy and Force Structure
After exploding its first nuclear device in 1964, China did not develop sufficient forces or doctrine to overcome its vulnerability to a first strike by the United States or the Soviet Union for moreExpand
China's New Diplomacy
The recent crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons has had at least one unexpected aspect: the crucial -- and highly effective -- intervention of Beijing. China's steady diplomacy is a sign of howExpand
China’s Assertive Behavior – Part Two: The Maritime Periphery
The primary focus of this essay, as indicated in CLM 34, is Chinese assertiveness concerning U.S. political and military behavior along China’s maritime periphery. This topic inevitably also concernsExpand
Power Shifts and Escalation: Explaining China's Use of Force in Territorial Disputes
Although China has been involved in twenty-three territorial disputes with its neighbors since 1949, it has used force in only six of them. The strength of a state's territorial claim, defined as itsExpand