Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Author: Wu Enyuan
ISBN: 9781844643028
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. This book, written by leading researchers from China, provides analyses on the current international and regional situations and the complex changes in the geopolitical and economic patterns faced by the SCO, in-depth views on the impact of regional hot-spot issues, and major events in the development of the SCO. It also gives a comprehensive introduction to intra-SCO cooperation and the vigorous progress that has been achieved in the fields of security, military, economy, transportation, education, and culture. The book includes a systematic and objective description of the current situation of the SCO Member States and observer states, as well as their relations with the SCO. Future prospects for intra-SCO cooperation are also explored. (Series: China's Relations and International Organizations) [Subject: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, International Relations, Politics, Economics, Security Studies]

China And International Institutions

Author: Marc Lanteigne
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415365840
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China has shifted its foreign policy from one that avoided engagement in international organizations to one that is now embracing them. These moves present a new challenge to international relations theory. How will the global community be affected by the engagement of this massive global power with international institutions? This new study explores why China has chosen to abandon its previous doctrine of institutional isolation and details how it is currently unable to balance American power unilaterally and details an indirect path to greater power. In addition, it includes the first major analysis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, comprising China, Russia and most of Central Asia. In contrast to many works on the "rise of China" question, which place an emphasis on her material goods and powers, this book delivers a new approach. It shows how the unique barriers Beijing is facing are preventing the country from taking the traditional paths of territorial expansion and political-economic domination in order to develop as a great power. One of these barriers is the United States and its inherent military and economic strength. The other is the existence of nuclear weapons, which makes direct great power conflict unacceptably costly. China has therefore opted for a new path, using institutions as stepping stones to great power status. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, world politics, world history and Asia.

Russia S Turn To The East

Author: Helge Blakkisrud
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319697900
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book explores if and how Russian policies towards the Far East region of the country – and East Asia more broadly – have changed since the onset of the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Following the 2014 annexation and the subsequent enactment of a sanctions regime against the country, the Kremlin has emphasized the eastern vector in its external relations. But to what extent has Russia’s 'pivot to the East' intensified or changed in nature – domestically and internationally – since the onset of the current crisis in relations with the West? Rather than taking the declared 'pivot' as a fact and exploring the consequences of it, the contributors to this volume explore whether a pivot has indeed happened or if what we see today is the continuation of longer-duration trends, concerns and ambitions.

Linking Trade And Security

Author: Vinod K. Aggarwal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461447658
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​The connections between trade and security are hardly new. Analysts and practitioners have clearly recognized this interrelationship since the mercantilist arguments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Despite wishful economic liberal thinking that might prefer to separate the political from the economic, it is widely recognized that trade and security are fundamentally interconnected in the foreign policy of states. Over time, as new forms of trade policy have come into being and the international security environment has evolved, the nexus of these two spheres has grown more complex and scholars have struggled to understand their interconnection This edited volume addresses linkages between trade and security by examining the influence of security factors in driving trade policy measures and the corresponding implications of different types of trade arrangements for international security. Ultimately, the project shows that several elements—traditional economic factors, traditional security factors, and human security factors—can affect the development of trade agreements and unilateral policies, and that trade policies may have both a direct and an indirect effect on traditional and human security. The project focuses on Asia, a region where economics is increasingly important but many security issues still linger unresolved, as a primary setting to test trade linkage theories. It also provides a comparative perspective through examination of how the EU and US have used their trade policies to achieve non-economic goals and how these policies have influenced their security environment. Case studies in this project cover key trade institutions and agreements including the World Trade Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Plus Three, the East Asia Summit, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and bilateral preferential trade agreements.

International Strategic Relations And China S National Security

Author: Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981467575X
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The international strategic relations have been undergoing great turbulence, readjustment and reformation since the financial crisis in 2008. This round of transition is mainly driven by economic competition instead of wars. International competition, crises and collisions will ebb and flow and happen frequently in the foreseeable future, but will not break through the international political framework based on cooperation. However, these crises, collisions and even wars will have disturbing effects on the political framework for international cooperation, and will change and distort the patterns of international cooperation. This annual publication provides Chinese scholars' views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices. It covers almost all the significant issues in the international security arena. It evaluates the strategic influence of regional issues such as the Ukraine crisis, the crisis in the Middle East, the South China Sea disputes and the US-Asia-Europe strategic balance. It analyzes strategic trends of international organizations like the BRICS, the SCO, and the ASEAN. It studies strategic development of countries and regions like Japan, India, the Korean Peninsula, Africa, Taiwan and cross-Strait relations. It researches the strategic situations in the cyber space and the outer space, and sums up the reform and development of China's national security system. Contents: The Profoundly Evolving International Landscape and China's International Strategy: A General Review of the International Strategic Situation and China's National Securityÿ(Qi Dapeng); An Assessment of the Impact of the Ukraine Crisisÿ(Feng Yujun); An Assessment of the Impact of the Middle East Crisisÿ(Li Xiaolu); The South China Sea Disputes and Their Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific Regionÿ(Lim Kheng Swe and Li Mingjiang); The "Rebalancing" of the U.S. Eurasia Policyÿ(Xu Qiyu); An Assessment of the Development of BRICSÿ(Zhou Piqi); An Assessment of Future Development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizationÿ(Yang Lei); An Analysis of ASEAN's Strategic Trendsÿ(Zhao Yi); The Adjustments in Japan's Defense Policy and Their Implicationsÿ(Jiang Xinfeng); An Assessment of the Orientation of India's National Strategyÿ(Ma Jiali); A Review of the Strategic Situation on the Korean Peninsulaÿ(Lu Yin); An Assessment of the Political Situation in Taiwan and the Status of Cross-Strait Relationsÿ(Zhu Weidong); An Analysis of the Security Situation in Africaÿ(Xu Weizhong, Yu Wensheng and Wang Lei); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Spaceÿ(Chen Guoying); An Assessment of the Strategic Situation in Cyberspaceÿ(Wen Baihua and Xu Weidi); An Assessment of the World Energy Strategic Situationÿ(Zhang Chi); The Establishment of the Central National Security Commission: A Milestone in China's Reform of Its National Security Systemÿ(Meng Xiangqing and Wang Xiao); Readership:ÿAcademics, professionals, policy-makers, undergraduate and graduate students, interested in international relations and China's Security. Key Features: Comprehensive studies on important global political and security issuesIn-depth researches by top Chinese civilian and military expertsTimely analysis and important resources for readers to understand China and Chinese views on international strategic relationsKeywords: International Relations; National Security; Policy Studies; Chinaÿ

A Handbook Of China S International Relations

Author: Shaun Breslin,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113693846X
Size: 13.97 MB
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This Handbook, comprising around twenty-five chapters provided by numerous experts in the field, will prove invaluable to students of international affairs, academics, researchers, businesspeople and policy analysts. Chapters will give up-do-date and unbiased information on the current state of Chinese international relations in historical perspective.

Central Asia Views From Washington Moscow And Beijing

Author: Eugene B. Rumer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315289512
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The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 rapidly and irrevocably transformed Central Asia's political landscape. This region of five sovereign states with a population of some fifty million people quickly became a major focus of interest and influence for competing poles of power. The eminent contributors to this volume offer a four-part analysis of the region's new importance in world affairs. Rajan Menon examines the place of Central Asia in a global perspective. Eugene Rumer considers the perspective of the post-9/11 United States. Dimitri Trenin looks at the region from the standpoint of traditional hegemon Russia. Huasheng Zhao provides the view from economic superpower-in-the-making China.

Multilateral Approach In China S Foreign Policy

Author: Cheng Joseph Yu-shek
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813221127
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Since the mid-1990s, the Chinese authorities have gradually come to embrace multilateralism to realize their basic foreign policy objectives in maintaining a peaceful international environment and enhancing China's international status and influence. This embrace is largely based on pragmatic considerations. There is no denial, however, that elements of liberalism and constructivism gradually enter into the considerations of Chinese leaders. They accept, for example, that non-traditional security issues can only be tackled through genuine multilateralism. This volume carefully examines China's increased participation in multilateral organizations and mechanisms and its efforts to initiate and develop its own discourses on global affairs straddling Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Latin American continents. China's presence in international multilateral organizations has been providing developing countries a better chance to maintain a balance of power. Since China has no ambitious plan to transform the existing international order, its increasing enthusiastic engagement of multilateralism is likely to be accepted by the international community. Contents: PrefaceAbout the AuthorList of TablesAcronyms and AbbreviationsMultilateralism — Theoretical Issues and China's Approach in Foreign PolicyChina in Asia: China's Asian Policy in the Early Twenty-First Century: Adjusting to its Increasing StrengthChina's Regional Strategy and Challenges in East AsiaChina's ASEAN Policy in the 1990s: Pushing for Regional Multi-polarityThe Path of Least Resistance: China's Way of Engagement in Southeast AsiaThe ASEAN-China Free Trade Area — Success or Failure? A Preliminary Evaluation Based on Econometric EvidenceChina-ASEAN Economic Co-Operation and the Role of ProvincesChina and the World: The Shanghai Co-Operation Organisation: China's Initiative in Regional Institutional BuildingChina's Approach to Shanghai Co-operation Organisation: Institutional Building, Economic Co-operation and the Challenge from AfghanistanChina's Relations with the Gulf Co-operation Council States: Multi-level Diplomacy in a Divided Arab WorldChina's Approach to BRICSLatin America in China's Contemporary Foreign PolicyChina's African Policy in the Post-Cold War EraBibliographyIndex Readership: Policymakers, academics, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's foreign policy. Keywords: Multilateralism;China;Foreign Policy;International RelationsReview: Key Features: It is a valuable reference book for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of China's foreign policy and international relations in the Asia-PacificIt is a most up-to-date account of China's approaches to its most significant multilateral regional organizations and forumsIn view of China's importance in international politics and economy, it is important to understand its policy

China East Asia And The European Union

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004291431
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In China, East Asia and the European Union, specialist authors from both Europe and Asia reflect on the dynamic relationship between the three actors from an International Relations disciplinary perspective.

China S Multilateral Co Operation In Asia And The Pacific

Author: Chien-peng Chung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136975624
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The leaders and bureaucrats of China have actively attended, initiated, promoted or made skilful use of regional multilateral political, economic, and security institutions to accelerate regional cooperation and integration with neighboring states, convince Asian states that China’s rise will not threaten the regional order and their national interests, and exploit its role and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific as a launch pad for greater influence in world affairs. This book examines why and to what extent China wishes to promote, accelerate, delay, or overcome constrains to, the institutionalization of these regional organizations. It explores the meaning, scope and repercussion in the drive that a rising China has for institutionalizing multilateral cooperative processes in the Asia-Pacific region, the extent to which its actions are motivated by concerns of politics, economics or security, and the obstacles it faces for so doing. These arrangements have varying effect on the diplomatic postures, economic development, and strategic orientation of countries in Asia and the Western Pacific, and hence the stability and prosperity of the entire region. China's Multilateral Co-operation in Asia and the Pacific will be of interest to those studying the politics and international relations of China and the Asia-Pacific region.