Accession Number:

ADA562157

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

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Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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 assistancedisaster relief HRDR, nonproliferation, and globally-sanctioned operations that protect common goods.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE