Strong Borders Secure Nation

Yet, as M. Taylor Fravel shows in Strong Borders, Secure Nation, concerns that China might be prone to violent conflict over territory are overstated.

Strong Borders  Secure Nation

Author: M. Taylor Fravel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400828876

Page: 408

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As China emerges as an international economic and military power, the world waits to see how the nation will assert itself globally. Yet, as M. Taylor Fravel shows in Strong Borders, Secure Nation, concerns that China might be prone to violent conflict over territory are overstated. The first comprehensive study of China's territorial disputes, Strong Borders, Secure Nation contends that China over the past sixty years has been more likely to compromise in these conflicts with its Asian neighbors and less likely to use force than many scholars or analysts might expect. By developing theories of cooperation and escalation in territorial disputes, Fravel explains China's willingness to either compromise or use force. When faced with internal threats to regime security, especially ethnic rebellion, China has been willing to offer concessions in exchange for assistance that strengthens the state's control over its territory and people. By contrast, China has used force to halt or reverse decline in its bargaining power in disputes with its militarily most powerful neighbors or in disputes where it has controlled none of the land being contested. Drawing on a rich array of previously unexamined Chinese language sources, Strong Borders, Secure Nation offers a compelling account of China's foreign policy on one of the most volatile issues in international relations.

The Paracel Islands and U S Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea

56. Fravel , Strong Borders , Secure Nation , p . 276 ; and Encyclopedia
Britannica , undated , “ Paracel Islands , " available from www . britannica.com/
EBchecked/topic/442423/Paracel-Islands . 57. Fravel , Strong Borders , Secure
Nation , pp .

The Paracel Islands and U S  Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea

Author: Clarence J. Bouchat

Publisher: Department of the Army

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Page: 199

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The Paracel Islands and South China Sea disputes require better understanding by U.S. policymakers in order to address the regions challenges. To attain that needed understanding, legal aspects of customary and modern laws are explored in this monograph to analyze the differences between competing maritime and territorial claims, and why and how China and Vietnam stake rival claims or maritime legal rights. Throughout, U.S. policies are examined through U.S. conflicted interests in the region. Recommendations for how the United States should engage these issues, a more appropriate task than trying to solve the disputes outright, are then offered.

Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era

Thus, an assured retaliation posture optimized China's nuclear force structure
given its external and internal security constraints. The prediction of optimization
theory ... Fravel, Strong Borders, Secure Nation, pp. 204–208; Lyle J. Goldstein, ...

Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era

Author: Vipin Narang

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691159831

Page: 360

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The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have weak institutions. How do these nuclear states—and potential future ones—manage their nuclear forces and influence international conflict? Examining the reasoning and deterrence consequences of regional power nuclear strategies, this book demonstrates that these strategies matter greatly to international stability and it provides new insights into conflict dynamics across important areas of the world such as the Middle East, East Asia, and South Asia. Vipin Narang identifies the diversity of regional power nuclear strategies and describes in detail the posture each regional power has adopted over time. Developing a theory for the sources of regional power nuclear strategies, he offers the first systematic explanation of why states choose the postures they do and under what conditions they might shift strategies. Narang then analyzes the effects of these choices on a state's ability to deter conflict. Using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, he shows that, contrary to a bedrock article of faith in the canon of nuclear deterrence, the acquisition of nuclear weapons does not produce a uniform deterrent effect against opponents. Rather, some postures deter conflict more successfully than others. Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era considers the range of nuclear choices made by regional powers and the critical challenges they pose to modern international security.

Comparative Grand Strategy

Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial
Disputes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008. French, David. The
British Way of Warfare, 1688–2000. London: Unwin Hymen, 1990. French,
Howard.

Comparative Grand Strategy

Author: Thierry Balzacq

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198840845

Page: 368

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This book develops a new approach in explaining how a nation's Grand Strategy is constituted, how to assess its merits, and how grand strategies may be comparatively evaluated within a broader framework. The volume responds to three key problems common to both academia and policymaking. First, the literature on the concept of grand strategy generally focuses on the United States, offering no framework for comparative analysis. Indeed, many proponents of US grand strategy suggest that the concept can only be applied, at most, to a very few great powers such as China and Russia. Second, characteristically it remains prescriptive rather than explanatory, ignoring the central conundrum of why differing countries respond in contrasting ways to similar pressures. Third, it often understates the significance of domestic politics and policymaking in the formulation of grand strategies - emphasizing mainly systemic pressures. This book addresses these problems. It seeks to analyze and explain grand strategies through the intersection of domestic and international politics in ten countries grouped distinctively as great powers (The G5), regional powers (Brazil and India) and pivotal powers hostile to each other who are able to destabilize the global system (Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia). The book thus employs a comparative framework that describes and explains why and how domestic actors and mechanisms, coupled with external pressures, create specific national strategies. Overall, the book aims to fashion a valid, cross-contextual framework for an emerging research program on grand strategic analysis.

China Review International

In addition to informing readers about cross - border crime in greater China , Lo's
book shows the imperative for ... In Strong Borders , Secure Nation : Cooperation
and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes ( Princeton University Press , 2008 ) ...

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National Journal

EXECUTIVE OFFICER Cover Story Sprawling Mandate will HOMELAND
SECURITY The Homeland Security secretary will have to go from protecting
Arizona's borders to securing all of the nation's frontiers , including cyberspace
and ports . ... Cyber - security has never been the departshe will be the second
statehouse chief ment's strong suit - its own cyber - chiefs executive to hold the
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China Goes to Sea

See also Yang , Research on National Security Strategy , 323 . 60 . ... 169 - 70 ;
M . Taylor Fravel , Strong Borders , Secure Nation : Cooperation and Conflict in
China ' s Territorial Disputes ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton University Press , 2008 )
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China Goes to Sea

Author: Andrew S. Erickson

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

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Page: 485

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China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike other works that view China in isolation, it places China in a larger world historical context. The authors, all authorities on their historical eras, examine cases of attempted maritime transformation through the ages, from the Persian Empire to the Soviet Union, and determine the reasons for success or failure.

Active Defense

What changes in China’s modern defense policy reveal about military organizations and strategy Active Defense offers the first systematic look at China’s military strategy from the mid-twentieth century to today.

Active Defense

Author: M. Taylor Fravel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691210330

Page: 396

View: 957

What changes in China’s modern defense policy reveal about military organizations and strategy Active Defense offers the first systematic look at China’s military strategy from the mid-twentieth century to today. Exploring the range and intensity of threats that China has faced, M. Taylor Fravel illuminates the nation’s past and present military goals, and offers a rich set of cases for deepening the study of how and why states alter their defense policies.

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People : Politics of National Peculiarity in Southeastern Europe , by Diana
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All that Glitters is Not Gold

342 Although armed clashes have abated , diplomatic imbroglios over the border
issue and scenarios for fostering Tibet ... M. Taylor Fravel , Strong Borders ,
Secure Nation : Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes (
Princeton ...

 All that Glitters is Not Gold

Author: Barry Sautman

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The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe

... Marc Trachtenberg RECENT TITLES The Struggle for Power in Early Modern
Europe : Religious Conflict , Dynastic Empires , and International Change by
Daniel H . Nexon Strong Borders , Secure Nation : Cooperation and Conflict in
China ...

The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe

Author: Daniel H. Nexon

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Looks at the pivotal events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - including the Schmalkaldic War, the Dutch Revolt, and the Thirty Years' War. This book argues that early modern 'composite' political communities had more in common with empires than with modern states.

China

Maps of the Century of National Humiliation, 86; also see Zhang Haipeng,
Zhongguo jindaishigao dituji [Atlas of ... M. Taylor Fravel, Strong Borders, Secure
Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes (Princeton, NJ: ...

China

Author: William A. Callahan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191609501

Page: 288

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The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new Chinese sources and innovative analysis to see how Chinese people understand their new place in the world. To chart the trajectory of its rise, the book shifts from examining China's national interests to exploring its national aesthetic. Rather than answering the standard social science question "what is China?" with statistics of economic and military power, this book asks "when, where, and who is China?" to explore the soft power dynamics of China's identity politics. China: The Pessoptimist Nation shows how the heart of Chinese foreign policy is not a security dilemma, but an identity dilemma. Through careful analysis, Callahan charts how Chinese identity emerges through the interplay of positive and negative feelings in a dynamic that intertwines China's domestic and international politics. China thus is the pessoptimist nation where national security is closely linked to nationalist insecurities. Callahan concludes that this interactive view of China's pessoptimist identity means that we need to rethink the role of the state and public opinion in Beijing's foreign policy-making.

American History and National Security

National Security involves the ability of a nation to protect its borders and territory
against invasion or control by foreign ... about the need to defend their new
nation from conquest or domination by powerful European nations , such as
Britain ...

American History and National Security

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

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Rich People Strong Nation

The Economic Dimensions of National Security : the Case of P.R. China Wei Fan.
Of course , the ... Territorial Disputes Because of those historical reasons
mentioned before , China lacks secure and recognized borders . It inherited
many ...

Rich People  Strong Nation

Author: Wei Fan

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Daily Report

History has proven that when the borders are strong , the country is prosperous
and the people live in peace ; but when ... to the outside are unobstructed ,
providing a powerful guarantee of security for overall national economic
development ...

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Security and Profit in China s Energy Policy

On overseas bases, see “China's National Defense White Paper,” issued by the
Information Office of the State Council. Taylor Fravel, Strong Borders, Secure
Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes (Princeton, N.J.: ...

Security and Profit in China   s Energy Policy

Author: Øystein Tunsjø

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535430

Page: 336

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China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker fleet and strategic petroleum reserve, establishing cross-border pipelines, and diversifying its energy resources and routes. Though it cannot be "secured," China's energy security can be "insured" by marrying government concern with commercial initiatives. This book comprehensively analyzes China's domestic, global, maritime, and continental petroleum strategies and policies, establishing a new theoretical framework that captures the interrelationship between security and profit. Arguing that hedging is central to China's energy-security policy, this volume links government concerns about security of supply to energy companies' search for profits, and by drawing important distinctions between threats and risks, peacetime and wartime contingencies, and pipeline and seaborne energy-supply routes, the study shifts scholarly focus away from securing and toward insuring an adequate oil supply and from controlling toward managing any disruptions to the sea lines of communication. The book is the most detailed and accurate look to date at how China has hedged its energy bets and how its behavior fits a hedging pattern.

Lok Sabha Debates

strong Home Minister like Shri Cha . van who has only recently earned from a
grateful nation the title of Sardar like Sardar ... It is my considered view as one
belonging to a strategic border State that the border security duties should be
handed ...

Lok Sabha Debates

Author: India. Parliament. Lok Sabha

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