Regime Insecurity and International Cooperation: Explaining China's Compromises in Territorial Disputes

@article{Fravel2005RegimeIA,
  title={Regime Insecurity and International Cooperation: Explaining China's Compromises in Territorial Disputes},
  author={M. T. Fravel},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={46-83}
}
  • M. T. Fravel
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • International Security
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, settling seventeen of its twenty-three territorial disputes, often with substantial compromises. This article develops a counterintuitive argument about the effects of domestic confict on foreign policy to explain China's behavior. Contrary to the diversionary war hypothesis, this argument posits that… Expand