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