The study US-China Mutual Vulnerability: Perspectives on the Debate analyzes the mutual vulnerability question in US-China strategic nuclear relations. It asks whether the United States should acknowledge mutual vulnerability with China and, if so, how and under what conditions it should do so. The goal is not to give a yes-or-no answer but to provide a comprehensive examination of the issue to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with various options. The study includes chapters by US, Japanese, South Korean, Australian, and Chinese scholars.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Mutual Vulnerability Question in US-China Strategic Nuclear Relations
Chapter 1 | Ambiguous Acknowledgement: Mutual Vulnerability during the Cold War and Options for US-China Relations
Chapter 2 | Rethinking Mutual Vulnerability in an Era of US-China Strategic Competition
Chapter 3 | Questioning the Assumptions of Declaring Mutual Vulnerability with China
Matthew R. Costlow
Chapter 4 | If the United States Acknowledges Mutual Vulnerability with China, How Does it Do It–and Get Something?
Lewis A. Dunn
Chapter 5: US-China Mutual Vulnerability: A Japanese Perspective
Chapter 6: US-China Mutual Vulnerability: A South Korean Perspective
Chapter 7: Actors, Orders, and Outcomes: Distilling an Australian Perspective on a US-China Acknowledgement of Mutual Vulnerability
Chapter 8: Why the United States Should Discuss Mutual Nuclear Vulnerability with China
Conclusions: The Future of Mutual Vulnerability in US-China Strategic Nuclear Relations