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Geopolitics and the western Pacific : China, Japan and the US / Leszek Buszynski.

By: Buszynski, Leszek.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: JZ1980 .B87 2019Series: Routledge security in Asia Pacific series: 33.Publication: Abingdon, [England] : Routledge, 2019Description: 214 p. : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781138477322 (hbk.); 113847732X.Other title: Geopolitics and the western Pacific : China, Japan and the U.S.Subject(s): Geopolitics -- Pacific Area | Security, International -- Pacific Area | Pacific Area -- Strategic aspects | China -- Military policy | United States -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area | Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- China | China -- Foreign relations -- United States
Contents:
Introduction -- Geopolitics -- Domestic drivers of China's geopolitics -- The geopolitics of the South China Sea-China's claim -- The Geopolitics and the South China Sea-China's strategic interest -- The geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula and great power rivalry -- The Geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula-North Koreas nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles -- Geopolitics and Japan -- The Geopolitics of the US and the Western Pacific -- The Future.
Summary: "This book examines the development of China's national ambitions under its current leader Xi Jinping and the dilemma they present for the United States and also Japan. It emphasises the importance of geopolitics, that is the way national strategies and policies are shaped and in some cases determined by geographic location. Focusing especially on China's national rejuvenation and its rapidly growing military capability and navy, and on the likely impact on the region of China regaining the status and influence it enjoyed in dynastic times, the book highlights the hard choices faced by the United States as it seeks to protect its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific, particularly in the South China Sea, the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan straits. How far should the United States confront China or accommodate China, possibly at the risk of undermining its geopolitical position and its alliance relationships with Japan, Australia and South Korea? The book also discusses the degree to which issues of institution building and economic interdependence can overcome or constrain geopolitical calculations"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Geopolitics -- Domestic drivers of China's geopolitics -- The geopolitics of the South China Sea-China's claim -- The Geopolitics and the South China Sea-China's strategic interest -- The geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula and great power rivalry -- The Geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula-North Koreas nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles -- Geopolitics and Japan -- The Geopolitics of the US and the Western Pacific -- The Future.

"This book examines the development of China's national ambitions under its current leader Xi Jinping and the dilemma they present for the United States and also Japan. It emphasises the importance of geopolitics, that is the way national strategies and policies are shaped and in some cases determined by geographic location. Focusing especially on China's national rejuvenation and its rapidly growing military capability and navy, and on the likely impact on the region of China regaining the status and influence it enjoyed in dynastic times, the book highlights the hard choices faced by the United States as it seeks to protect its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific, particularly in the South China Sea, the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan straits. How far should the United States confront China or accommodate China, possibly at the risk of undermining its geopolitical position and its alliance relationships with Japan, Australia and South Korea? The book also discusses the degree to which issues of institution building and economic interdependence can overcome or constrain geopolitical calculations"--

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