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Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior
Growing Power and Alarm

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  • Date Published: March 2012
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107661691

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  • This book offers an empirical comparison of Chinese and Indian international strategic behavior. It is the first study of its kind, filling an important gap in the literature on rising Indian and Chinese power and American interests in Asia. The book creates a framework for the systematic and objective assessment of Chinese and Indian strategic behavior in four areas: (1) strategic culture; (2) foreign policy and use of force; (3) military modernization (including defense spending, military doctrine, and force modernization); and (4) economic strategies (including international trade and energy competition). The utility of democratic peace theory in predicting Chinese and Indian behavior is also examined. The findings challenge many assumptions underpinning western expectations of China and India.

    • First comprehensive side-by-side empirical comparison of world's two most important rising powers, China and India
    • Findings challenge many Western assumptions about China and India as international powers and present new recommendations for American policy
    • A data-rich study that examines enduring questions of international relations theory and foreign policy
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    "Gilboy and Heginbotham deliver a thoroughly researched and compelling comparison of Chinese and Indian strategic behaviour, and also provide another 'way ahead for US policy' approach." - Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107661691
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 3 maps 42 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Strategic culture: unique paths to veiled realpolitik
    3. Foreign policy, use of force, and border settlements
    4. Military modernization: defense spending
    5. Military doctrine: towards emphasis on offensive action
    6. Military force modernization and power projection
    7. Economic strategic behavior: trade and energy
    8. India, China, and democratic peace theory
    9. Meeting the dual challenge: a U.S. strategy for China and India.

  • Authors

    George J. Gilboy
    George J. Gilboy is the Chief Representative and General Manager, China, for Woodside Energy Ltd. Concurrently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr Gilboy was previously the head of Strategy and Planning for Shell Gas & Power in China. Prior to joining Shell, he established the China business for Cambridge Energy Research Associates. His publications have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Economic Research (Chinese) and Twenty-First Century Business Review (Chinese). He speaks and reads Chinese and has been living and working in China for the last eighteen years. He received his PhD in Political Science from MIT.

    Eric Heginbotham
    Eric Heginbotham is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and specializes in East Asian political and security affairs. He was formerly a Senior Fellow of Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Current History, Military Review, and a number of edited volumes. He has also co-authored several RAND monographs and is the co-editor of China and the Developing World. He served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for fourteen years, spent more than ten years in Asia and speaks and reads Chinese and Japanese. He received his PhD in Political Science from the MIT.

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