Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable? [audio]
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The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. allies in the region, and territorial claims in the South China Sea. Others are less fundamental, but might still be problematic: a burgeoning arms racPlay Nowe, the occasional unexpected crisis and North Korea. What are the prospects for navigating these challenges without escalation to militarized conflict in the coming decades? Professor Twomey’s research centers on security studies, Chinese foreign policy and East Asian security in theory and practice.
A presentation to the Commonwealth of California Club by Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Author, The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations. MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs Location: SF Club Office