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Taming Sino-American Rivalry

Richard Ned Lebow and Feng Zhang


Competition between America and China has intensified since 2009, creating even greater risks of conflict. Why is this so, and what can be done about it? Feng Zhang and Ned Lebow identify the mistakes China and America made in their mutual relations and explain their causes and consequences. Drawing on international relations theory and historical lessons they develop a holistic approach to conflict management and resolution based on a sophisticated staging of deterrence, reassurance, and diplomacy. Minimal deterrence combined with multiple forms of reassurance and sustained diplomatic efforts ... More

Keywords: Sino-American relations, Sino-American competition, conflict management, deterrence, reassurance, diplomacy, foreign policy strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197521946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197521946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Ned Lebow, author
Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Feng Zhang, author
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Australian National University

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