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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-332
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011



  • Space security
  • Security dilemma
  • U.S.-China relations
  • Space war
  • Arms control

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