US-China Foreign Relations. Power Transition and its Implications for Europe and Asia

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Nombre del producto:
US-China Foreign Relations. Power Transition and its Implications for Europe and Asia
Fecha de edición:
15 oct. 2020
Número de Edición:
Ross, Robert / Tunsjo, Oystein / Dong, Wang
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This book examines the power transition between the US and China, and the implications for Europe and Asia in a new era of uncertainty.

The volume addresses the impact that the rise of China has on the United States, Europe, transatlantic relations, and East Asia. China is seeking to use its enhanced power position to promote new ambitions; the United States is adjusting to a new superpower rivalry; and the power shift from the West to the East is resulting in a more peripheral role for Europe in world affairs. Featuring essays by prominent Chinese and international experts, the book examines the US–China rivalry, the changing international system, grand strategies and geopolitics, foreign policy, geo-economics and institutions, and military and technological developments. The chapters examine how strategic, security, and military considerations in this triangular relationship are gradually undermining trade and economics, reversing the era of globalization, and contributing to the breakdown of the US-led liberal order and institutions that will be difficult to rebuild. The volume also examines whether the adversarial antagonism in US–China relations, the tension in transatlantic ties, and the increasing rivalry in Europe–China relations are primarily resulting from leaders’ ambitions or structural power shifts.

This book will be of much interest to students of Asian security, US foreign policy, European politics, and International Relations in general.

1. The new US–China superpower rivalry: Challenges for Asia and Europe

Øystein Tunsjø and Wang Dong

Part I: Structure, order, and US–China relations

2. The Present as Prologue: The Gloomy Outlook for US–China Relations

Avery Goldstein

3. The Liberal International Order: A Chinese Perspective

Wang Dong

4. China and the United States in a new bipolar system

Øystein Tunsjø

5. The changing East Asian balance of power and the regional security order

Robert S. Ross

Part II: Implications for Europe

6. US–China relations in the era of Xi and Trump: Implications for Europe

Rosemary Foot

7. Erosion of the American Peace: Europe’s Strategic Dilemma in a World of Great Power Conflict

Gerlinde Groitl

8. China’s BRI: Implications for Europe

Philippe Le Corre

Part III: The US, China, and Europe: Towards new strategies?

9. Europe and Asia (and China) in US grand strategy

Joshua Shifrinson

10. China–US Rivalry in the Recent Past, Present, and Future: Implications for China’s Grand Strategy in A New Era

Shi Yinhong

11. Europe’s role in Asia: European strategies for an Asia-centered world and US–China rivalry

May-Britt U. Stumbaum

12. Sino–Russian relations in an era of Sino–US rivalry: From Partnership to Alliance?

Jo Inge Bekkevold

Part IV: Crisis management and mitigating conflict

13. Regional Security flashpoints: New developments in China’s crisis management

Zhang Tuosheng

14. US–China Maritime Security flashpoints in a New Era

Isaac Kardon

15. An uncertain future: Conventional arms competition in Asia and their effect on Europe

Ian Bowers

16. Conclusion: The United States, China, and Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

Robert S. Ross

Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, and Associate and Executive Committee member at John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge USA.

Øystein Tunsjø is Professor and Head of Asia Program at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies at the Norwegian Defence University College, Oslo.

Wang Dong is Associate Professor in the School of International Studies; Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding; and Deputy Director of Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Peking University, China.

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