Tangled Titans offers the most current and comprehensive assessment available of United States-China relations. In this definitive book, leading experts consider the past, present, and future of this complex relationship through an in-depth exploration of its historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, and global contexts. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined, the contributors argue, yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic. Students will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers.
David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. He is also nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution.
Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Tangled Titans: Conceptualizing the U.S.-China Relationship David Shambaugh Part II: The Historical Context Chapter 2: The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Part III: The Theoretical Context Chapter 3: The Rise of China, the United States, and the Future of the Liberal International Order G. John Ikenberry Chapter 4: U.S.-China Relations in a Realist World Ashley J. Tellis Part IV: The Domestic Context Chapter 5: Domestic American Influences on U.S.-China Relations Robert Sutter Chapter 6: Domestic Chinese Influences on U.S.-China Relations Yufan Hao Part V: The Bilateral Context Chapter 7: The Diplomatic Relationship: Substance and Process Bonnie S. Glaser Chapter 8: The Commercial and Economic Relationship Charles W. Freeman III Chapter 9: The Cultural Relationship Terry Lautz Chapter 10: The Military-Security Relationship Christopher P. Twomey Part VI: The Regional Context Chapter 11: U.S.-China Interactions in Asia Avery Goldstein Chapter 12: Taiwan in U.S.-China Relations Shelley Rigger Part VII: The Global Context Chapter 13: U.S.-China Interactions in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America David Shambaugh and Dawn Murphy Chapter 14: U.S.-China Interactions in Global Governance and International Organizations Rosemary Foot Part VIII: Visions for the Future Chapter 15: Chinese Visions of the Future of U.S.-China Relations Wu Xinbo Chapter 16: American Visions of the Future of U.S.-China Relations: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict Harry Harding