Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

ISBN : 9780190889173

Hugo Meijer
416 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC).


Preface by David Lampton
List of Abbreviations
Part I: The Strategic Triangle and US Defense Technology Transfers to the PRC during the Cold War
Chapter 1: From the Korean War to Normalization: US Export Controls Prior to 1979
Chapter 2: US-China Military Cooperation in the Last Decade of the Cold War
Part II: The Legacy of Tiananmen: Technology Controls in the Post-Cold War Era
Chapter 3: The Rise of China and the Collapse of COCOM
Chapter 4: Key Actors and Coalitions in the 1990s: The Rise of the Run Faster Coalition
Chapter 5: Supercomputers, Telecommunications Equipment, and China's Military Modernization
Chapter 6: Chinagate, the Cox Report, and Communications Satellites
Part III: China's Military Buildup and Strategic Trade Controls in the 21st Century
Chapter 7: China's Military Modernization and Foreign Defense Technology Acquisition
Chapter 8: The People's Liberation Army and Dual-Use Information and Communications Technologies
Chapter 9: Communications Satellites and the China Quagmire
Chapter 10: The China Rule and the China 'Threat'
Conclusion: Beyond Containment: Security and Economics in the US-China Relationship

About the author: 

Hugo Meijer is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He is also the Academic Director of The European Initiative on Security Studies, a network of over sixty universities that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe. Previously, he was Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London (2013-2016) and a Researcher at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris, 2016-2017). He received his PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po in 2013.

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