China’s Use of Force in Maritime Disputes

The international relations literature is clear that the leading cause of war in history has involved territorial disputes. Kalevi J. Holsti, in his 1991 book, “Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648–1989,” reviewed the issues at stake in all interstate wars from 1648 to 1989, and showed that territorial disputes have been the leading cause of war. More recently, Monica Duffy Toft conducted a…

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John Holland

John Holland

DC-based researcher and analyst of China-US relations, foreign policy, and national security. Currently writing a book on everyday life in a rising China.