Accession Number : ADA138555
Title : China and the Great Power Balance.
Descriptive Note : Strategic issues research memo.,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Starbuck,T R
PDF Url : ADA138555
Report Date : 18 Aug 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : This memorandum examines both the immediate and the long-term impact of China on the global balance of power. The author first identifies the relevant national interests and security objectives of the three principal actors: the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. He then analyzes the near-term implications of China's increasing independent international strategy for Sino-Soviet relations, US-China relations, and the US-Soviet military balance. Finally, he looks at China's potential as a world power in the year 2000, and concludes that its emergence on the global stage may create a tripolar balance or power by the end of this century.
Descriptors : *China, *International relations, Balance of power, Military Forces(Foreign), USSR, United States
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE