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Rachel SolsmanFollow

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Confrontations with China

Level of Education

Undergraduate

Keywords

China, containment, deterrence, alliances, East Asia

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Presenter: Rachel Solsman

Moderator: Admiral Tony Cothron

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Since the end of World War II, the United States has developed and maintained its strategic alliances with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Taiwan, and has worked to contain China through bolstering its deterrence strategy. However, after a century of humiliation, China is modernizing its military capabilities, improving in trade, and increasing political cohesion to become a regional hegemon. In light of these changes to the international order, the United States must re-evaluate its East Asian alliances and its current military and economic deterrence strategy against China. This paper will discuss the history of these alliances, the rise of China, and the growing tensions between these nations to determine how the United States should approach involvement in East Asia.

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China Containment in East Asia: Preventative or Provocative?

Confrontations with China

Since the end of World War II, the United States has developed and maintained its strategic alliances with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Taiwan, and has worked to contain China through bolstering its deterrence strategy. However, after a century of humiliation, China is modernizing its military capabilities, improving in trade, and increasing political cohesion to become a regional hegemon. In light of these changes to the international order, the United States must re-evaluate its East Asian alliances and its current military and economic deterrence strategy against China. This paper will discuss the history of these alliances, the rise of China, and the growing tensions between these nations to determine how the United States should approach involvement in East Asia.