Dr. Medeiros’ book China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification as it was reviewed by Amazon.
China’s International Behavior discusses two contrasting aspects of Chinese foreign policy–the country’s rise and the corresponding growth of political, strategic and economic challenges–in a professional and comprehensive format, making the book obligatory reading both for newcomers to the subject and for seasoned scholars.
The expanding scope of China’s international activities is one of the most important trends in global affairs. Its global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its current and longterm intentions. This monograph analyzes how China defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing them, and what it means for U.S. economic and security interests.
The expanding scope of China’s international activities is one of the newest and most important trends in global affairs. China is increasingly present and involved in many parts of the world, including in regions once only marginal to Beijing’s interests. China’s global activism has arisen so rapidly and has so many dimensions that it immediately and naturally raises questions about China’s intentions and the implications for U.S. security interests. U.S. policymakers and strategists would like to understand more fully how China defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing them, how effective it has been, and whether it seeks to undermine U.S. power and influence. To address these issues, this monograph analyzes the content, character, and execution of China’s international behavior. It examines how China views its security environment, how it defines its foreign policy objectives, how it is pursuing these objectives, and the consequences for U.S. economic and security interests.
- Book Name: China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification
- Author: Evan S. Medeiros
- Series: Rand Corporation Monograph Series
- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: RAND Corporation (October 16, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0833047094
- ISBN-13: 978-0833047090