Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy

Rising Star: China

Bates Gill (Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC) discusses his new book

Monday, February 26, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sierra Room
UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In a talk sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies and the Burkle Center for International Relations, Bates Gill will discuss his new book, Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy (Brookings Institution Press, 2007). The book examines the motivations behind China's more proactive and increasingly successful foreign and security policy of the past decade, with a special emphasis on regional securrity mechanisms, confidence-building measures, military-to-military relations, nonproliferation, arms control, peacekeeping, counterterrorism cooperation, and more flexible approaches to issues of sovereignty and intervention. The book goes on to consider the implications of this new security diplomacy to the international community, and especially to the United States, and offers recommendations on how best to respond.

Additional information on Rising Star is available on the Brookings Institution website. click here>>

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Bates Gill (Ph.D., University of Virginia) has held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C., since 2002. He previously was Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has also directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, Monterey, California, and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and formerly held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China.

A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, his research focuses primarily on Northeast Asian political, foreign policy, and social issues, especially with regard to China. His current projects focus on U.S.-China-Europe relations, on China's growing influence in Asian regional affairs, and on China's challenging domestic policy agenda.

Dr. Gill is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books, including, Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy (Brookings, forthcoming in February 2007), as well as China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower (PublicAffairs, 2006), Weathering the Storm: Taiwan, Its Neighbors, and the Asian Financial Crisis (Brookings, 2000), Chinese Arms Acquisitions from Abroad (Oxford, 1994), Arms Trade Transparency in Southeast Asia (Oxford, 1996), and Chinese Arms Transfers (Praeger, 1991).

His editorial in the New York Times in July 2001 and his article in Foreign Affairs in March 2002 helped focus the attention of the U.S. policy community on China's looming HIV/AIDS challenge. He followed that work by authoring or co-authoring three major monographs reporting on China's progress in addressing its HIV/AIDS epidemic: Assessing HIV/AIDS Initiatives in China: Persistent Challenges and Promising Ways Forward (June 2006); Defusing China's Time Bomb: Sustaining the Momentum of China's HIV/AIDS Response (June 2004); and Averting a Full-Blown HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China (February 2003) (all published by the CSIS Press and available at http://www.csis.org/china/HIV_crisis.cfm).

Additional information about Dr. Gill, as well as downloadable copies of several of his publications, is available on the website of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. click here >>

Richard Gunde
310 825-8683

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Chinese Studies