Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China by Hugo MeijerTrading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China by Hugo Meijer

Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

byHugo Meijer

Hardcover | March 15, 2016

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In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People'sRepublic of China (PRC). To do so, Hugo Meijer investigates a strategically sensitive yet under-explored facet of US-China relations: the making of American export control policy on military-related technology transfers to China since 1979. Trading with the Enemy is the first monograph on thisdimension of the US-China relationship in the post-Cold War. Based on 199 interviews, declassified documents, and diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, two major findings emerge from this book. First, the US is no longer able to apply a strategy of military/technology containment of China in the same way it did with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Thisis because of the erosion of its capacity to restrict the transfer of military-related technology to the PRC. Secondly, a growing number of actors in Washington have reassessed the nexus between national security and economic interests at stake in the US-China relationship - by moving beyond theCold War trade-off between the two - in order to maintain American military preeminence vis-a-vis its strategic rivals. By focusing on how states manage the heterogeneous and potentially competing security and economic interests at stake in a bilateral relationship, this book seeks to shed light onthe evolving character of interstate rivalry in a globalized economy, where rivals in the military realm are also economically interdependent.
Dr Hugo Meijer (Ph.D., Sciences Po, Paris) is Lecturer in Defense Studies at King's College London, UK. He is also Research Associate at Sciences Po-CERI. Previously, he was postdoctoral research fellow at the Strategic Research Institute of the French Military Academy (IRSEM), France, and Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian...
Title:Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of ChinaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190277696

ISBN - 13:9780190277697


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPart I: The Strategic Triangle and US Technology Transfers to the PRC during the Cold War1. From the Korean War to Normalization: US Export Controls Prior to 19792. US-China Military Cooperation in the Last Decade of the Cold WarPart II: The Legacy of Tiananmen. Technology Controls in the Post-Cold War Era3. The Rise of China and the Collapse of COCOM4. Key Actors and Coalitions in the 1990s: the Rise of the Run Faster Coalition5. Supercomputers, Telecommunications Equipment and China's Military Modernization6. The Chinagate, the Cox Report, and Communication SatellitesPart III: China's Military Build-Up and US Export Controls in the 21st Century7. China's Military Modernization and Foreign Technology Acquisition8. The PLA and Dual-Use Information and Communications Technologies9. Communications Satellites and the China Quagmire10. The China Rule and the China "Threat"ConclusionBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"As geo-strategic and military competition grows between the United States and China, the greatest rivalry will take place in the strategic and dual-use high technology domain. Even as they contest for influence and dominance in the South China Sea and cyberspace, the overall race for globalleadership will ultimately be decided in terms of technological innovation, industrial capacity, and economic sustainability. Hugo Meijer does a great service in shedding considerable light and providing analytical clarity in addressing this hugely complex issue. This is essential reading for anyonelooking to understand the dynamics and long-term prospects for US-China strategic competition." --Tai Ming Cheung, University of California San Diego