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US Foreign Policy and China: Security Challenges During the Bush, Obama, and Trump Administrations

Aiden Warren and Adam Bartley


This book draws critical attention to the core security challenges that have defined U.S. foreign policy in relation to China and its rise on the international stage. During the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama the traditional safeguards and stabilizers to strategic competition were broadly adhered to, albeit not without in some cases great difficulty. Under the leadership of Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping, however, these bulwarks were alarmingly diminished. Abrupt departures in engagement platforms and asserting regional defensive postures have become the new ... More

Keywords: Indo-Pacific, Great power competition, Engagement, Military modernization, Counterterrorism, Xi Jinping, Taiwan, Presidential politics, China Threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474453059
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aiden Warren, author
RMIT University

Adam Bartley, author
RMIT University