The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy

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Harvard University Press, Nov 15, 2012 - Political Science - 320 pages
As the rest of the world worries about what a future might look like under Chinese supremacy, Luttwak worries about China’s own future prospects. Applying the logic of strategy for which he is well known, he argues that the world’s second largest economy may be headed for a fall unless China’s leaders check their military ambitions.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Fallacy of Unresisted Aggrandizement
Premature Assertiveness
GreatState Autism Defined
Historical Residues in Chinese Conduct
The Coming GeoEconomic Resistanceto theRiseofChina 6 Chinas Aggrandizement and Global Reactions
The Inevitable Analogy
Could ChinaAdopta Successful Grand Strategy?
Why Current Policies WillPersist
WeavingaCoalition
Disengaging from Disengagement
The Newest American Ally?
A Model Tianxia Subordinate?
Northern Outpostofthe Coalition? 18 Indonesia From Ostracismto Coalition 19 The Philippines How to Make Enemies 20 Norway Norway? Norway
The Three China Policies of the United States
Conclusions and Predictions

The StrategicUnwisdom ofthe Ancients
The Historical Record
The Inevitability of Mounting Resistance
The Rise and Fall of Peaceful Rise
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