The Maritime Balance in Asia in the Asia Century
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Changes in relative economic power and the declining capacity of maritime powers to project their power ashore mean that China now cannot be stopped from becoming one of the world’s most powerful states both economically and militarily, even if Washington should wish to do so. This will inevitably lead to major change in the strategic architecture of the Asia-Pacific region and the world generally. This being so, the United States needs to develop a new relationship with China and to share power rather than to contest primacy.
KeywordsBlue Water Land Force Wide Area Surveillance Naval Warfare Maritime Power
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- 5.These questions are addressed in Hugh White, The China Choice: Why we should share power. OUP: London, 2013.Google Scholar