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dc.contributor.advisorRussell, James A.
dc.contributor.advisorTwomey, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.authorSaito, Henry Toshihiko.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:02Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:02Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3673
dc.description.abstractAs a repercussion of the phenomenal Chinese economic growth over the past few decades, China is forced to deal with the challenge of meeting an equally rapid increase in energy demand. China realizes that its continued economic expansion is reliant on its ability to meet this growing need. Over 80% of the worldâ s proven oil reserves located in the Middle East, and China realizes that Middle Eastern states will play a vital role in Beijingâ s ability to meet its energy demands in the future. As a result, China has aggressively pursued closer political, military, and economic ties with Middle Eastern states. Chinaâ s actions have come in conflict with U.S. policies in the Middle East, and there currently is much debate regarding Chinaâ s intensions in the Middle East. Some believe Chinaâ s actions are intended to challenge U.S. power and influence in the Middle East. Others believe that China is simply acting in its economic interests. This thesis will examine Chinaâ s policies and actions in the Middle East and will attempt to determine whether China is acting in the offensive realism or economic interdependence school of thought. It examines two cases in particularâ Saudi Arabia and Iranâ and concludes that Chinaâ s behavior is closely aligned to the economic interdependence school of thought.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/chinasexpansioni109453673
dc.format.extentxiv, 107 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld politicsen_US
dc.titleChina's expansion into the Middle East and its effects on U.S. foreign policyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc123905172
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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