Countering Chinese Economic Expansion Through Small State Engagement in South Asia
Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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This study presents an assessment of small state power as it relates to foreign policy in South Asia and the application of operational art through security engagements to meet political aims. US interests are at risk in this region and success is dependent upon the most efficient engagement of regional players to counter Chinese military, economic, and political aims. Security cooperation provides a cost-efficient way to counter Chinese economic alliances with small states in the region. A true mitigation of Chinese challenges to the existing security order in the Indo-Pacific requires the continuous presence of multiple dilemmas through expanded security cooperation with small states.
- Government and Political Science