Accession Number:

ADA383669

Title:

The Role of Southeast Asia in U.S. Strategy Toward China

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Chinese behavior in Southeast Asia and the growth of Chinese military capabilities have aroused apprehension among countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN. How they react to a rising China could have major implications for U.S. interests, military requirements, and the USAF posture in the region. This study examines the implications of a rising China for U.S. security strategy and defense planning in Southeast Asia. In particular, it addresses the following questions what role are the ASEAN states likely to play in developing a hedge against the possible emergence of an overtly aggressive China If China emerges as a hostile competitor, are the ASEAN states likely to contribute to a United States-led effort to deter or oppose a Chinese challenge to regional security What is the most effective strategy for pursuing cooperative military arrangements with the ASEAN states

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE