Bringing Geography Back in: Buffer Thinking in Chinese Foreign Policy
One fundamental assumption widely accepted by a majority of International Relations (IR) scholars is that state behavior will change in accordance with variances of polarity in the international system. History provides countless cases confirming the validity of that assumption. However, it is not the case in how contemporary China interacts with Taiwan, North Korea, and Mongolia. For decades, China has pursued policies of annexing Taiwan, maintaining the existence of North Korea, and...[Show more]
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