China has now overtaken the United States in at least one widely accepted measure of national economic power, and increases in Chinese military power have led to some changes in American foreign and military policy. Given current trends, what policy choices will the United States government have in Asia? What adjustments may be necessary? What shocks may occur?
About the Speaker:
Stephen Peter Rosen is the Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University, and Senior Counselor at the Long Term Strategy Group.
In government, he was the civilian assistant to the Director, Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; the Director of Political-Military Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Secretary of the Navy Fellow in the Strategy Department at the Naval War College. He was a consultant to the President’s Commission on Integrated Long Term Strategy, and to the Gulf War Air Power Survey sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force. At Harvard, he served as the Director of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Master of Winthrop House.
He has published articles on nuclear weapons proliferation, the American theory of limited war, and strategies for promoting innovation in the American military in International Security, The Washington Quarterly, Foreign Policy, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Joint Forces Quarterly, and Diplomatic History. His book, Winning the Next War: Innovation and the Modern Military, won the 1992 Furniss Prize for best first book on national security affairs awarded by the Mershon Center at Ohio State University. He is also the author of Societies and Military Power: India and its Armies. His latest book, War and Human Nature, was published by Princeton University Press in 2005.
He was named a Harvard College Professor in 2002, and awarded a prize by the Alpha and Iota Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 2003, both awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
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