New York, NY : Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Preventive Action, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 79 pages)
Instability in North Korea and its impact on U.S.-China Relations.
Myanmar: sources of instability and potential for U.S.-China Cooperation.
Central Asia contingencies.
About the authors.
If past experience is any guide, the United States and China will find themselves embroiled in a serious crisis at some point in the future. With the goal of encouraging a broader assessment of potential sources of friction in U.S-China relations and how they might be mitigated, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) embarked on this study. Following the introductory overview of the principal issues that could put the United States and China on a collision course, CFR fellows discuss three countries on China's periphery, North Korea, Myanmar, and Pakistan, as well as the collection of Central Asia states. Each paper considers current sources of instability, potential crisis triggers, U.S. and Chinese interests, where they converge and diverge, and policy options for preventing a major crisis and mitigating the consequences.