Publications by Michael Beckley en Author Chat: Michael Beckley <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Jan 26, 2018</time> <p>Michael Beckley explains how China’s maritime neighbors can prevent China from dominating East Asia militarily.</p> Belfer Center Balancing China: How to Check Chinese Military Expansion in East Asia <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Nov 29, 2017</time> <p>Instead of trying to command maritime East Asia, the United States should focus on helping China’s neighbors deny China sea and air control in the region.</p> Belfer Center International Security <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Nov 21, 2017</time> <p>A sampling of articles in the Fall 2017 of the Belfer Center's journal <em>International Security</em>.</p> <p><i>International Security</i> is America’s leading journal of security affairs. The <i>International Security </i>journal is edited at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and published quarterly by the MIT Press. Questions may be directed to</p> Belfer Center Why China Can't Conquer Taiwan in a War <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Nov 17, 2017</time> <p>China’s neighbors could thwart Chinese military aggression through anti-access/area denial strategies with only minimal <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. assistance</a>.</p> Belfer Center The Emerging Military Balance in East Asia: How China’s Neighbors Can Check Chinese Naval Expansion <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Oct 24, 2017</time> <p>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.</p> Belfer Center Author Chat: Michael Beckley <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Jul 22, 2015</time> <p>As <a href=";back_text=Back%20to%20publication">Michael Beckley</a> reveals, the United States' alliance commitments draw it into conflict far less often than many assume.</p> Belfer Center The Myth of Entangling Alliances: Reassessing the Security Risks of U.S. Defense Pacts <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">May 1, 2015</time> <p>How often do alliance commitments draw the United States into military conflicts that it might otherwise avoid? An analysis of U.S. conflicts over the past several decades reveals that the number is significantly smaller than many observers assume.</p> Belfer Center Correspondence: Debating China's Rise and U.S. Decline <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Dec 13, 2012</time> <p><span>Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson responds to Michael Beckley's winter 2011/12 </span><em>International Security</em><span> article, "China's Century? Why America's Edge Will Endure."</span></p> Belfer Center China and Pakistan: Fair-Weather Friends <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 17, 2012</time> <p>Two assumptions dominate current debates on US foreign policy toward Pakistan. First, Pakistan shares a robust "all-weather" friendship with China centered on core national interests. Second, Pakistan's ability to turn to China in times of need insulates it from US pressure and renders hardline US policies counterproductive. Both of these assumptions are mistaken.</p> Belfer Center Excerpt from “China’s Century” Why America’s Edge Will Endure” <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Mar 27, 2012</time> <p>“Change is inevitable, but it is often incremental and non-linear.  In the coming decades, China may surge out of its unimpressive condition and close the gap with the United States," writes Belfer Center ISP fellow Michael Beckley, "[however] the trends suggest that the United States’ economic, technological, and military lead over China will be an enduring feature of international relations, not a passing moment in time, but a deeply embedded condition that will persist well into this century.”</p> Belfer Center