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Title: U.S. security policy in East Asia and the China factor is preference for hub-and-spokes desirable?
Authors: Hong, Yan.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::International relations
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: This thesis calls into question the desirability of Washington's unchanged preference for bilateral security networks in East Asia in a new post-Cold War context in which China is rising, regional multilateral institutions are ascending, and nontraditional threats are proliferating. It argues that despite their reassuring and stabilizing effects, American bilateral security arrangements can also exacerbate security dilemmas in the region. At the same time, China's nuanced diplomacy and the growing economic interdependence between China and other East Asian nations have made American allies and partners increasingly reluctant to join the U.S. containment policy toward China. For Washington, therefore, the most effective way to maximize its national interests while improving its relationship with China and maintaining stability in East Asia is to combine bilateral arrangements with enhanced involvement in regional multilateral institutions.
Description: 49 p.
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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