Although Taiwan, missile proliferation, missile defense, and the American military presence in Asia and Central Asia have the potential to upset Sino-American relations over the next year, the current stability is reason for cautious optimism. … Neither country needs or seeks a deterioration of relations or a return to the roller coaster of the 1990s. Indeed, both are otherwise preoccupied.
Sino-American Relations since September 11: Can the New Stability Last?
David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China policy program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book, Modernizing China's Military, will be published in January by the University of California Press.
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David Shambaugh; Sino-American Relations since September 11: Can the New Stability Last?. Current History 1 September 2002; 101 (656): 243–249. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2002.101.656.243
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