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Awkward Embrace (Electronic book text)
Awkward Embrace (Electronic book text): Daniel Blumenthal, Phillip Swagel

Awkward Embrace (Electronic book text)

Daniel Blumenthal, Phillip Swagel

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In AN AWKWARD EMBRACE, Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America's economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen for this trend to continue. But Blumenthal, a former official specializing in Asia at the Department of Defense, is far less optimistic when examining the military, diplomatic, and security ties the United States has--or lacks--with China. China's overall view of the West--and especially of America--is one of hostility and suspicion. Furthermore, China has engaged in military, diplomatic, and human rights actions that are objectionable to a nation such as the United States, which seeks to encourage the establishment of responsible government worldwide. The tension here is real: how can the United States manage this relationship in a way that keeps its economic engagement with China on a steady course but likewise protects its national security interests? Blumenthal and Swagel offer three possible paths for the U.S.-China relationship. In all of them, they strive to demonstrate how internal forces are shaping China's interactions with other nations, and, furthermore, how US leaders can attempt to attain a world order that includes a strong China that contributes positively, while nonetheless preparing for the worst-case-scenario of China engaging in more assertive and destabilizing behavior.


Imprint: AEI Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: Daniel Blumenthal • Phillip Swagel
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 121
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-13902-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > General
LSN: 1-299-13902-7
Barcode: 9781299139022

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