Changes in relative economic power and the declining capacity of maritime powers to project their power ashore mean that China now cannot be stopped from becoming one of the world’s most powerful states both economically and militarily, even if Washington should wish to do so. This will inevitably lead to major change in the strategic architecture of the Asia-Pacific region and the world generally. This being so, the United States needs to develop a new relationship with China and to share power rather than to contest primacy.
|Title of host publication||The Changing Maritime Scene in Asia: Rising Tensions and Future Strategic Stability|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Palgrave Pivot London|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|