The Gathering Storm: China’s Challenge to US Power in Asia

@article{Mearsheimer2010TheGS,
  title={The Gathering Storm: China’s Challenge to US Power in Asia},
  author={John J. Mearsheimer},
  journal={The Chinese Journal of International Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={3},
  pages={381-396}
}
  • J. Mearsheimer
  • Published 21 December 2010
  • Political Science
  • The Chinese Journal of International Politics
The United States has been the most powerful state on the planet for many decades and has deployed robust military forces in the Asia-Pacific region since the early years of the Second World War. The American presence has had significant consequences for Australia and for the wider region. This is how the Australian government sees it, at least according to the 2009 Defence White Paper: ‘Australia has been a very secure country for many decades, in large measure because the wider Asia-Pacific… 

Constraints on conflict in the Asia-Pacific

This article discusses some of the arguments which suggest that conflict is probable as a result of China’s resurgence and the relative decline in US power. It begins with an examination of the

China’s Contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in the Middle East and North Africa: Security Balancing Signals

China’s participation in the United Nations peacekeeping missions has been very striking in recent years, notably since 2000. In accounting for China's such operations in the Middle East and North

Theoretical Approaches to Asia’s Changing Security Order

A decade and a half into the twenty-first century and Asia’s security setting looks quite different from the world of 1998, when the United States made a long term commitment to maintaining the

American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers : Cooperation or Conflict

Book Description Over the last decade, the United States' position as the world's most powerful state has appeared increasingly unstable. The US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, non-traditional

Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia

  • E. Alp
  • Political Science
    Asian Affairs
  • 2022
China’s grand strategy to become number one by 2049, challenging American hegemony, has particular implications for the global balance of power. Over the past two decades, therefore, the United

China (re)turns to the sea: the persistence of the past

There’s no virtue in cultural ignorance. Yet until recently it’s been easy to view the headlines proclaiming ‘China’s turn to the sea’ as something strikingly different from the image of China that

China and the Future of World Politics

I n less than seven decades since its founding in 1949, China has transformed itself from an isolated and impoverished country to one that sits permanently on the United Nations Security Council,

Australia–India Strategic Relations: From Estrangement to Engagement

India and Australia held a set of largely divergent strategic perspectives during the Cold War period, which prevented any significant strategic relationship from developing at that time. Since the

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

China had been the dominant power in East Asia for centuries before the arrival of Western imperialism in the nineteenth century. Now, after nearly 30 years of spectacular economic growth, China is

Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea Implications for Security in Asia and Beyond

The growing tension between China and a number of countries in Southeast Asia over the contested waters of the South China Sea has become one of the biggest potential flashpoints in the region—thus,
...