The Evolution of China's Strategy Toward its Offshore Territorial Disputes, 1992-2014: Escalation, Conciliation, and Coalition Wedging

Taffer, Andrew.


  • Abstract: This study traces the evolution of China's post-Cold War strategy toward its offshore territorial conflicts with the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan. The study examines the sources and objectives of China's strategy and the conditions under which it has adopted an escalatory and a conciliatory posture. In particular, the work seeks to explain why, given the prevailing understanding ... read more
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