China's Nuclear Future

China's Nuclear Future

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In the face of significant changes in the contemporary geopolitical environment, China's longstanding policy of maintaining a minimal nuclear stockpile may also be shifting. China's Nuclear Future provides a comprehensive overview of both the evolution of China's nuclear policy and the strategic implications of current developments. The authors examine a range of issues, from China's rising economic fortunes to the impact of the U.S.-led war on terror. Their assessment of the drivers and constraints that are transforming China's nuclear posture is key to understanding not only the country's possible nuclear futures, but also the broader issue of its role in world politics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 20mm | 498.96g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588263681
  • 9781588263681

Review quote

"Provides cutting-edge empirical research on a difficult strategic question, while also situating the issue within a nuanced discussion of recent Chinese history and intellectual traditions. China's Nuclear Future contributes much to a new understanding of China's nuclear policy past, present, and future." - Andrew Oros"show more

About Paul J. Bolt

Paul J. Bolt is professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Albert S. Willner, Colonel, U.S. Army, taught in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy in 2000-2004; at present, he is pending assignment as the Chief of the Liaison Affairs Section at the American Institute in Taiwan.show more

Table of contents

China's Nuclear Future in a Changing Environment - the Editors; Culture, Strategy, and Security - C.A. Cleary; Evolving Nuclear Doctrine - E.S. Medeiros; Strategic Force Modernization - P.C. Saunders and J. Yuan; Beijing's Perceptions of U.S. Intentions - R.N. Montaperto; The Potential Flashpoint: Taiwan - W. Ting; Alternative Futures - B. Roberts.show more