Accession Number : ADA608780


Title :   China's Strategy Toward South and Central Asia: An Empty Fortress


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Scobell, Andrew ; Ratner, Ely ; Beckley, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a608780.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : Using a wide array of primary and secondary source materials, RAND Project AIR FORCE analyzed the drivers of China's policy toward Central Asia as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan, ascertained the full range and extent of Chinese activities in these areas, and then carefully assessed the implications of these findings for the United States. This report was part of a larger project that explored the range of possible future demands on and requirements for the U.S. Air Force. The goal of the project was to analyze regional and global challenges, assess the implications of this analysis for U.S. national security, and make recommendations for U.S. Air Force posture.


Descriptors :   *CHINA , AFGHANISTAN , CENTRAL ASIA , FOREIGN POLICY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , PAKISTAN , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE