Title

The security dilemma in U.S.-China military space relationship : the prospects for arms control

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Survey

Publication Date

3-1-2011

Volume

51

Issue

2

First Page

311

Last Page

332

Keywords

space security, security dilemma, U.S.-China relations, space war, arms control

Abstract

The U.S.-China military space relationship has been driven by the security dilemma in international relations. China pursues military space capabilities in part to counter perceived national security threats posed by the U.S. quest for space dominance and missile defense. However, the current strategic adjustment by the Obama administration and the altered situation at the Taiwan Strait have moderated the bilateral security dilemma, offering an opportunity for arms control in outer space.

DOI

10.1525/AS.2011.51.2.311

Print ISSN

00044687

E-ISSN

1533838X

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Zhang, B. (2011). The security dilemma in the U.S.-China military space relationship: The prospects for arms control. Asian Survey, 51(2), 311-332. doi: 10.1525/AS.2011.51.2.311