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dc.contributor.advisorBorer, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.authorPugh, Tad E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T23:49:00Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T23:49:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/62742
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe collapse of the Soviet Union left the United States as the preeminent global power. China’s rise has marked it as the primary threat to the United States’ top position, but its economic rise alone has not been enough, and it found a ready partner in Russia to bolster its balancing efforts. Their mutual resentment of the U.S.-led international order drove them to greater cooperation, and an evolving partnership emerged. On the surface, this partnership appears to be a solid challenger-bloc that poses a significant threat to the United States’ top position. However, in the past, instances of great power competition spawned rivalries that escalated into costly back-and-forth exchanges between states that tore partnerships apart. The solidarity of the Sino-Russian partnership is seemingly facing stressors due to competition between them in Sub-Saharan Africa that may test the strength of this relationship. This thesis explores the nature of Sino-Russian competition in Sub-Saharan Africa using the concept of the security dilemma. In doing so, it finds evidence that security dilemma dynamics between China and Russia centered on Russia’s growing reliance on the Chinese oil and gas market are becoming an important driver of Russia’s activities in Sub-Saharan Africa.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/crouchingbearhid1094562742
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleCROUCHING BEAR, HIDDEN DRAGON: CHINA, RUSSIA, AND SECURITY DILEMMA DYNAMICS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderFreeman, Michael E.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorsecurity dilemmaen_US
dc.subject.authorGreat Power Competitionen_US
dc.subject.authorSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid32360


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