Journal Article - International Security

The Emerging Military Balance in East Asia: How China’s Neighbors Can Check Chinese Naval Expansion

| Fall 2017

Summary

China’s maritime neighbors can prevent China from dominating East Asia militarily, allowing the United States to avoid the costs and risks of expanding its forces in the region. These states have developed antiaccess/area-denial capabilities that can deny China command of its near seas. The United States should support these capabilities while taking steps to enhance crisis stability.

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Michael Beckley, "The Emerging Military Balance in East Asia: How China’s Neighbors Can Check Chinese Naval Expansion," International Security, Vo. 42. No. 2 (Fall 2017), pp. 78–119, doi:10.1162/ISEC_a_00294.