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Author Mazarr, Michael J., 1965-

Title China and the international order / Michael J. Mazarr, Timothy R. Heath, Astrid Stuth Cevallos
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xx, 152 pages)
Contents Introduction -- China's Interests and Ambitions -- China's Views of International Order -- China's Behavior Toward the Order -- The Future of China's Interaction with the International Order -- Three Trajectories for China and the International Order -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Summary The question of how China's rise will affect the post-World War II international order carries considerable significance for the future of global politics. This report evaluates the character and possible future of China's engagement with the postwar order. The resulting portrait is anything but straightforward: China's engagement with the order remains a complex, often contradictory work in progress. This report offers four major findings about the relationship of China to the international order. First, China's behavior over the past two decades does not mark it as an opponent or saboteur of the order, but rather as a conditional supporter. Since China undertook a policy of international engagement in the 1980s, the level and quality of its participation in the order rivals that of most other states. Second, looking forward, the posture China takes toward the institutions, norms, and rules of a shared order is now in significant flux; various outcomes--from continued qualified support to more-aggressive challenges--are possible. Third, partly because of this uncertainty, a strengthened and increasingly multilateral international order can provide a critical tool for the United States and other countries to shape and constrain rising Chinese power. Finally, modifications to the order on the margins in response to Chinese preferences pose less of a threat to a stable international system than a future in which China is alienated from that system. However, these modifications must be governed by strictly articulated end-points
Related To See also RAND/RR-1598-OSD, RAND/CF-347-OSD, RAND/RR-1826-OSD, RAND/RR-2011-OSD, RAND/RR-1994-OSD, RAND/RR-2397-OSD
Understanding the current international order RAND/RR-1598-OSD nnam
Building a sustainable international order: summary of the first workshop in the international order series RAND/CF-347-OSD nnam
Radin, Andrew. Russian views of the international order RAND/RR-1826-OSD p1am
Alternative options for U.S. policy toward the international order RAND/RR-2011-OSD nnam
Measuring the health of the liberal international order RAND/RR-1994-OSD nnam
Summary of the Building a Sustainable International Order project RAND/RR-2397-OSD nnam
"A RAND Project to Explore U.S. Strategy in a Changing World."
"Prepared for the Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"This research was ... conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-152)
Notes Office of the Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense. W91WAW-12-C-0030
Print resource
Subject World politics -- 21st century.
HISTORY -- World.
Diplomatic relations.
World politics.
China -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Heath, Timothy R
Cevallos, Astrid Stuth
International Security and Defense Policy Center.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
Rand Corporation.
United States. Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment.
ISBN 9781977400628