Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis (Paperback)

Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis By Nancy Bernkopf Tucker (Editor) Cover Image

Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis (Paperback)


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Dangerous Strait provides fresh perspectives on the complex political, economic, and strategic issues of the Taiwan Strait. Essays examine a variety of topics, which include the movement for independence and its place in Taiwanese domestic politics, the underlying weaknesses of democracy in Taiwan, and the significance of China and Taiwan's economic interdependence. In the area of security, contributors provide incisive critiques of Taiwan's incomplete military modernization, the strains in U.S.-Taiwan relations and their differing interpretations of China's intentions, and the misguided inclination to abandon Washington's traditional policy of strategic ambiguity.

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker is professor of history at Georgetown University and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Her books include China Confidential and Uncertain Friendships: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, which won the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Product Details ISBN: 9780231135658
ISBN-10: 0231135653
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English