Is China Pursuing Counter-Intervention?

Published in: The Washington Quarterly, Volume 38, Number 3 (Fall 2015), pages 143-156. doi: 10.1080/0163660X.2015.1099029

Posted on RAND.org on October 11, 2017

by Timothy R. Heath, Andrew S. Erickson

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The term "counter-invention" has become burdened with conflated meanings and thus controversial in describing aspects of Chinese national and military strategy. Yet, the term should be retained although refined in two ways to help U.S. policymakers and planners devise appropriate responses to Chinese behavior aimed at undermining U.S. leadership in Asia.

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