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THE FUTURE OF ASIA: CHINA’S NOSTALGIC ASPIRATIONS FOR PRIMACY AND GREAT POWER STATUS
East Asia especially has benefitted enormously from the global security umbrella provided by the United States (U.S.) since World War II. Open sea lanes and trade routes have provided free and open access to world markets. ...
Understanding the Sino-Japanese Bilateral Relationship
This thesis portfolio assesses the Sino-Japanese bilateral relationship using three sources of contention. The main question is, “What are the main sources of conflict in the Sino-Japanese bilateral relationship?” Each ...
China's Rise: Military and Economic Implications for the United States
Relations between the United States and China have become immensely complex since China’s militaristic and economic rise in the 1990s and the convolution of their relationship continues to grow as China begins to play a ...
China's Environmental Security Challenge: Policy Options in an Environmental Crisis
China’s economic reforms over the last three decades have been monumentally successful, so much so that China now directly challenges the unipolar structure of the current international system. China’s ascent into ...
Harvesting Farmland: An Analysis of National Factors Contributing to the Use of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions as a Food Security Strategy
This thesis analyzes factors contributing to the recent trend of nations purchasing, leasing, or otherwise acquiring agricultural land abroad as a food production resource. These “large-scale land acquisitions” (LSLAs) ...