- Hardcover: 171 pages
- Publisher: Brookings Institution Press; 1 edition (March 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815722427
- ISBN-13: 978-0815722427
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Obama and China's Rise: An Insider's Account of America's Asia Strategy Hardcover – March 8, 2012
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"This small gem of a book, written by a highly respected foreign policy practitioner, is filled to overflowing with insights into how policies are made and implemented. It should be required reading for all students of foreign affairs."―Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. ambassador to China, Indonesia, and Singapore
"Benefiting from his rich experience in Asian matters and particularly his service on President Obama's National Security Council, Ambassador Bader has produced a fascinating description of the complexity of daily decisionmaking required of the national security team, ranging from organizing agendas and follow-up for innumerable meetings by the president with heads of state to responding to crises such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Anyone interested in foreign policy, particularly regarding Asia, will find this highly readable account fascinating."―Carla Hills, Hills and Company International Consultants, former U.S. Trade Representative
"An exemplary analysis of U.S. policy toward Asia during the early years of the Obama administration, Obama and China's Rise is also a seasoned policymaker's firsthand account of the way in which domestic political factors impinge on our relations with China, Japan, Korea, and other East Asian countries."―Michael Armacost, Chairman of the Asia Foundation, former U.S. ambassador to Japan
About the Author
Jeffrey A. Bader is a visiting scholar with the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. He returned to Brookings after serving in the Obama administration as senior director for East Asian affairs on the National Security Council from January 2009 to April 2011. Before his appointment to the Obama administration, Bader was the first director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, where he was also a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program. He brings profound expertise and over thirty years of experience in U.S. foreign policy and Asian security.
Top Customer Reviews
Bader starts off outlining the Obama administration's seven major goals in Asia: 1) rebalance U.S. global priorities with greater attention paid to Asia, 2) promote a stable relationship and closer cooperation with China on international issues, 3) work towards complete denuclearization in North Korea through bilateral or multilateral negotiations, 4) strengthen and participate in Asian regional institutions, 5) strengthen alliances and partnerships--especially with Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, and Australia, 6) maintain forward deployment of U.S. armed forces in the region, and 7) negotiate agreements to expand trade and exports to the region.
The Obama team was fully aware of the importance of maintaining a stable and functional relationship with China. From the 2008 campaign on, the administration was careful not to label China as the bogeyman of all America's ailments.
The book is organized around three phases of major U.S.-China interactions that occurred during Bader's tenure at the National Security Council. The first stage was to lay the groundwork for a stable and healthy bilateral relationship. On April 1, 2009, President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao announced the establishment of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), which would provide a platform for a dozen officials from each side to meet annually.Read more ›
North Korea presented sensitive problems with its nuclear weapons programme. Although it was economically and militarily weak, as well as politically isolated, it proved to be a factor that stood in the way of a warming of Sino-US relationship.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great appraisal of contemporary foreign policy from the architect of Sino-American Relations for Obama.Published 16 months ago by zACH ELKIN
US real policies are not explained well.Suddenly the rise of nationalism in Japan,US-Japan common maritime exercises,,US Pressure in differenrt energy lines that goes troguh... Read morePublished on August 10, 2014 by hasan Köni