Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-03-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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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.

Author Biography

George J. Gilboy is the chief representative of an international energy firm in China. Eric Heginbotham is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and specializes in East Asian political and security affairs.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xxv
India and South Asiap. xxviii
China and the Asian Continentp. xxix
China and East Asiap. xxx
Introductionp. 1
Strategic Culture: Unique Paths to a Veiled Realpolitikp. 25
Foreign Policy, Use of Force, and Border Settlementsp. 40
Military Modernization: Defense Spendingp. 94
Military Doctrine: Toward Emphasis on Offensive Actionp. 133
Military Force Modernization and Power Projectionp. 164
Economic Strategic Behavior: Trade and Energyp. 209
India, China, and Democratic Peace Theoryp. 251
Meeting the Dual Challenge: A U.S. Strategy for China and Indiap. 264
Appendix: Defense Spending, Selected Additional Datap. 301
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 333
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