Perspectives On Sino-american Strategic Nuclear Issues by C. TwomeyPerspectives On Sino-american Strategic Nuclear Issues by C. Twomey

Perspectives On Sino-american Strategic Nuclear Issues

EditorC. Twomey

Hardcover | July 21, 2008

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Sino-American nuclear relations are critical given ongoing modernization efforts on both sides and an increasingly complex regional and global nuclear environment.  This volume pairs Chinese and American authors together to offer national perspectives on contemporary nuclear issues, including perceptions of strategic context, national security priorities, doctrines, perceptions of regional threats, and strategies to address these dangers.

Christopher Twomey is an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Title:Perspectives On Sino-american Strategic Nuclear IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:July 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230606601

ISBN - 13:9780230606609


Table of Contents

SECTION I: THEORETIC PERSPECTIVES ON DANGERS IN SINO-AMERICAN STRATEGIC RELATIONS * Introduction: Dangers and Prospects in Sino-American Strategic Nuclear Relations--Christopher Twomey * Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis for Nuclear Crisis Management and their Implications for U.S.-Chinese Relations--David Welch * SECTION II: COMPARING NATIONAL VIEWS ON STRATEGIC CONTEXT, NATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITIES, AND DOCTRINES * U.S. Perspective on the Strategic Context of Nuclear Weapons--Michael May * Chinese Perspectives on the Strategic Context of Nuclear Weapons--Pan Zhenqiang * Confronting Gathering Threats: U.S. Strategic Policy--Michael Nacht * China’s New Leadership and Strategic Relations with the United States--Jia Qingguo * U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and Beyond--James Wirtz * Chinese Nuclear Policy: The Future of Minimum Deterrence--Yao Yunzhu * SECTION III: REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND THREAT REDUCTION POLICIES * East Asia’s Nuclear Future--Yang Yi * Sino-Indian Strategic Relations--Shen Dingli * The Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea--Scott Snyder * Chinese Nonproliferation and Arms Control Policy--Gu Guoliang * Informal Arms Control and Mutual Contingent Restraint--Brad Roberts * Comparing Perspectives: Dangers to Avoid, Prospects to Develop--Christopher Twomey

Editorial Reviews

"In the Post-9-11 era, when governments fret over security threats posed by emerging nuclear powers, such as Iran, and worry about the terrorist-WMD nexus, it is easy to overlook the significant challenge posed by an established nuclear power -- China.  Twomey's edited volume is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dangers and opportunities implicit in a rising, nuclear China.  This book, which contains insightful chapters by leading analysts and experts from China and the United States, is highly recommended."-- Andrew Scobell, Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the China Program, George H. W. Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University “In this pioneering volume, a select group of American and Chinese specialists on international security and arms control grapple with how both countries understand the role of nuclear weapons in international politics.  The United States and China are only beginning to grasp the potential effects of nuclear capabilities on future U.S.-China political-military relations.  The authors highlight the need to fully understand the animating impulses of national strategy in both states, and the possible ramifications for international security in the longer term.  These essays warrant careful consideration by students and practitioners alike.”--Jonathan D. Pollack, Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies, Naval War College