Accession Number : ADA562157


Title :   Potential Partners in the Pacific? Soft Power and the SINO-NATO Relationship


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY


Personal Author(s) : Chacho, Tania M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562157.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Is there mutual benefit in a relationship between China and NATO? What shape might such a relationship take, and what are the ramifications for both China and NATO member states? This paper argues that China and NATO share a common interest in maintaining security of the global commons, and that such a relationship could appeal to NATO s desire to extend cooperative security beyond the Euro-Atlantic area while offering the Chinese a means for protecting their interests on the global stage in a constructive, non-threatening manner. While both NATO and China have interests in Afghanistan, the most fertile ground for a future relationship lies in mutual functional interests in soft power pursuits such as crisis management, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HR/DR), nonproliferation, and globally-sanctioned operations that protect common goods.


Descriptors :   *CHINA , *NATO , AFGHANISTAN , COOPERATION , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , DISASTERS , GLOBAL , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , PACIFIC OCEAN , POWER , SECURITY , USSR


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE