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‘Peripheral Vision’: The Relationship among the PRC’s Power Projection, Interpretations of History, and Sense of Threat

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Given the People’s Republic of China’s new ‘Peripheral or Neighboring Diplomacy’ efforts to promote the ‘China Dream’ within East Asia, the question remains what this policy shift means to regional security. This project explores the history of China’s peripheral relations, sensitive security relations with the United States and Japan, and the possible implications of the PRC’s recent military and economic courses of action. Next, this paper discusses ways to manage the risks of conflict escalation as well as mitigate arms races and historical mistrust within the Asia-Pacific.

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Professor Dahl joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the fall of 2006. She received both her M.A. (in International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and Ph.D. (in International Relations) from American University in Washington, D.C., where she taught courses in cross-cultural communication and East Asian Politics. Previously Dr. Dahl received her M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College.



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