Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts China’s Periphery: Implications for U.S. Policy and Interests

China’s Periphery: Implications for U.S. Policy and Interests

The major, middle and small powers on China’s periphery are often portrayed as passive objects of great power competition between the United States and China, but in fact the foreign policy strategies of these states plays a significant role in shaping Sino-U.S. relations and the overall order in Asia. Before examining the actors on China’s periphery in this important FPRI conference, therefore, it is worth starting at the macro-level of international relations in Asia within which they operate.

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