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

byC. 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.
CHRISTOPHER P. TWOMEY is an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, USA.
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Title:Perspectives On Sino-american Strategic Nuclear IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:July 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230606601

ISBN - 13:9780230606609

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Table of Contents

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

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"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