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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans
for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be
limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI
all over again?
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- 10:32pm Apr 1, 2001 EST (#1896
A special relationship under fire from missile defence - http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/bush/story/0,7369,417921,00.html
CHINA DEBATES the FUTURE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT - http://www.ndu.edu/inss/books/pills2.htm
Online Oil Reference Sources - http://www.la.utexas.edu/chenry/oil/
CASPIAN OIL And Political Implications - http://www.american.edu/ted/caspoil.htm
Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993 -
CHINA'S CLAIMS ON EARTH'S RESOURCES OVERTAKING THOSE OF
THE UNITED STATES - http://www.worldwatch.org/alerts/pr960828.html
The Coming Oil Crisis—Really - http://www.ott.doe.gov/la_oil_crisis.html
China Pursues Ambitious Role in Oil Market - http://washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/china/stories/oil.htm
New millennium retrospection: Geopolitical changes in the
western regions* and the security of China - http://www.atimes.com/china/CC28Ad01.html
CHINA'S NEW OIL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY TAKING SHAPE - http://www.worldscientific.com/books/general/3939.html
China's Worldwide Quest for Energy Security - http://www.iea.org/pubs/studies/files/china/index.htm
China Beating Us with Oil - http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a021751094d.htm
U.S. Security Policy in Asia: Implications for China-U.S.
Relations, by Wu Xinbo - http://www.brook.edu/fp/cnaps/papers/2000_wu.htm
[PEN-L:8039] Oil ans US/China Relations - http://csf.colorado.edu/pen-l/jun99/msg00542.html
tohttp://www.worldwatch.org/mag/1996/96schi.html the United
States and to the Earth* -
China and the Geopolitics of Oil - http://www.pwcglobal.com/extweb\newcoweb.nsf/docid/75F664CFC16FB4B18525696200746F5A?OpenDocument
Asia's big oil rush: Count us in - http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/970929/29troo.htm
Global Beat U.S. Defense Policy - http://www.nyu.edu/globalbeat/usdefense.html
The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967 - http://www.pir.org/scott.html
- 11:03pm Apr 1, 2001 EST (#1897
On the Chinese knocking the American Plane out of the sky ... on
wonders if the Chinese pilots use the same technique as Chinese road
users ... closing their eyes, head down, forward charge, cross
fingers and hope that oncoming and side moving traffic 'gives way' !
I wonder if the Chinese Government will diminish their chances re
'The Games' by reacting to, rather than ignoring the USA. The
Dali_Lama issue , why would there be an objection to this happy
philosopher talking in 'another' Chinese province (Taiwan), and if
Bush is setting up China as the 'rogue' state .. Politics will be
'interesting' .. over the next months.
- 12:08am Apr 2, 2001 EST (#1898
I've had 3 beers -- after a long, stressful day - a very American
response. So I'll not finish reading the pieces tonight - will
approach them with more energy and sobriety tomorrow.
2 initial responses:
1. China is simply too insular in reflexes to be a
plausible enemy to the US.
2. If China did everything to grow that it could
-- by the time it became at "threat" -- all of our current
military hardware, including Aegis, would be ridiculously
obsolete. I'd think both Taiwan, and US, would want to postpone
making ANY expenditures based on the "Chinese threat" until they
saw there was one, and SAW THE TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD REASONBABLY
BE EXPECTED IN THE TIME FRAME WHERE CONFLICT MIGHT REASONABLY BE
It would be cheaper to TALK to China rather than to threaten
her -- because we don't have the power to do much more than
anger this great nation, as things now stand, unless the US uses
nuclear weapons in a way that would end its claims to decency
and economic trustworthiness in the world.
For China's part -- she says she wants to "reclaim Taiwan as
part of China" -- and I hear the words, but don't understand
what they mean.
In detailed, operationally complete terms, what can this mean?
If China had a workable answer here -- then perhaps she'd
be in a postition to offer a humanly acceptable deal to
Taiwanese, who emphatically think of themselves as Chinese
and long, at many deep levels, for a workable reunification
with the whole of China.
- 01:09am Apr 2, 2001 EST (#1899
Interesting links above Alex. May be expedient to refer to
'energy needs' rather than energy in a specific format (Oil).
With regards to the balance of power, the second article was on
the cusp of the popular IT revolution. The new Empires are those of
the mind, not geographical land mass. With regard to this India is
well placed to considerably increase it's influence and wealth.
Just as the Japanese took the electronics market from the bottom
- up, so too India might become a major stakeholder in the Global IT
market. It will of course require a more consistent and improved
power supply to assure reliability.
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