Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy by Bruce A. Elleman

By Bruce A. Elleman

In Taiwan Straits: hindrance in Asia and the function of the U.S. military, historian Bruce Elleman surveys the placement that has ended in the present tensions among China and Taiwan. beginning in 1949, the ultimate part of the civil battle in China, which ended with Communist rule of the mainland and nationalist keep watch over of Taiwan, this paintings explores how the 100-mile broad passage of water, referred to as the Taiwan Strait has served because the geographic flashpoint among the 2 international locations.

Even even though U.S. army destroyers have patrolled this physique of water from 1950 to 1979, it has obvious 4 crises—1954-55, 1958, 1962, and, after the withdrawal of the U.S. army, 1995-96—that threatened to push Taiwan and China to the edge of struggle. although the position of the U.S. in defusing cross-strait tensions for a few 3 many years and the chilly peace that has settled in due to the fact then, the Taiwan Strait remains to be a tremendous resource of tension for the sector and the realm.

Taiwan Straits: situation in Asia and the position of the U.S. Navy strains the evolution of this stress among the 2 countries, information the historical past of the crises among them, and brings this tale ahead into the current by way of contemplating carrying on with assets of clash, current diplomatic efforts by means of the aggrieved international locations, and different key interests—from the U.S. and Europe to different nearby powers—and destiny attainable results within the ongoing fight among China and Taiwan relatives. easily written and cogently argued, it's the perfect resource for army body of workers, diplomats, and students and pupil of the fashionable a ways East.

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