Reluctant Restraint

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-06
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

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Reluctant Restraintexamines one of the most important changes in Chinese foreign policy since the country opened to the world: China's gradual move to support the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, missiles, and their related goods and technologies. Once a critic of the global nonproliferation regime, China is now a supporter of it, although with some reservations. Medeiros analyzes how and why Chinese nonproliferation policies have evolved so substantially since the early 1980s. He argues that U.S. diplomacy has played a significant and enduring role in shaping China's gradual recognition of the dangers of proliferation, and in its subsequent altered behavior.

Author Biography

Evan S. Medeiros is a Senior Political Scientist at The RAND Corporation, in the Washington, DC. office. He has published on a broad range of issues related to China’s foreign and national security policies. He previously worked on Asian security issues at the Monterey Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: A Framework for Analyzing the Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Behaviorp. 1
A Gradual Engagement: China and Nuclear Nonproliferationp. 30
Reluctant Participant: China, Missile Nonproliferation, and the Missile Technology Control Regimep. 97
Negative Feedback: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Missile Defense on Chinese Arms-Control and Nonproliferation Policiesp. 175
A Cultural Evolution: The Development of China's Arms-Control and Nonproliferation Communityp. 210
Conclusionsp. 240
Notesp. 265
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 351
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