January 10, 2014

China's Grand Strategy Failure

Hornung & Vuving, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Beijing’s recent establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea and its harassment of the USS Cowpens in the South China Sea are deeply connected issues at their core. While the struggle over the East and South China Seas is often portrayed as a territorial dispute between China and its neighbors over resource-rich areas, at a higher level it reflects a broader Chinese grand strategy to kick Washington out of the region and grab sole command of the Western Pacific commons. This strategy, however, is bound to fail.

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