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Looking for BalanceChina, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia$
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Steve Chan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804778206

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804778206.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Looking for Balance
Stanford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the issue of the balance of power in East Asia. It explains that while China has reemerged as a major power, its neighbors have not ramped up their defense spending or scrambled to form a countervailing coalition in response to increasing Chinese capabilities. This book investigates the non-occurrence of the expected outcome according to balance-of-power reasoning and explores the role of the United States in the balance of power in the region.

Keywords:   balance of power, East Asia, China, defense spending, coalition, United States

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