East-West Center Research Program Seminar

September 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, East-West Center, Burns Hall Room 3012 Add to Calendar

A Deeper Look at Sino-US Strategic Rivalry

Dr. Denny Roy

Senior Fellow, Research Program,
East-West Center

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Noon – 1pm
John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012 (3rd floor)

The economic, political and military “rise” of China from an under-achieving and insecure middle power to a confident great power within a region dominated for decades by the United States creates a new historical case of the “hegemonic transition” problem. Among the many aspects of the US-China strategic rivalry in the Asia-Pacific region, this seminar will focus on two issues: (1) China’s tendency to see as “defensive” Chinese policies that infringe on the security of countries on China’s periphery, making compromise on these policies difficult for the Chinese leadership; and (2) the common mischaracterization of US-China strategic rivalry as a problem of trust deficit or misunderstanding rather than a problem of conflict between irreconcilable interests that each side considers vital.

Denny Roy has been a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center since 2007. Previously he held teaching and research positions at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Naval Postgraduate School, Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, and Brigham Young University. His most recent book, due out later this year from Columbia University Press, is Return of the Dragon: the Rise of China and Regional Security.

Event Sponsor
East-West Center Research Program, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Laura Moriyama, 944-7444, Laura.Moriyama@EastWestCenter.org

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