Middle Powers During Great Power Transitions: China's Rise and the Future of Canada-US relationsInternational Journal (2011)
What is the fate of middle powers during the transition of great powers in the international system? In particular, what happens to middle powers that are tethered to a declining unipolar power? Virtually every close ally of the United States is asking this question today against the backdrop of a rising China. The question is particularly acute for the middle powers of Asia that are aligned with the US?especially South Korea but also the Philippines, Taiwan, and Australia. The reconfiguration of the economic and political environment resulting from the rise of China is less acute for Canada, whose external environment will continue to be shaped far more by the geographically contiguous United States than by distant China. Nonetheless, the new global context that is being created by China's rise has uncertain implications for Canada-US relations. China's rise will affect Canada-US relations and the way that Ottawa and Washington respond to China's rise will affect their foreign policies towards one another.
- China -- Politics and Government,
- China -- Foreign policy
Publication DateSpring 2011
Citation InformationBruce Gilley. "Middle Powers During Great Power Transitions: China's Rise and the Future of Canada-US relations" International Journal Vol. 66 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 245 - 264
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bruce_gilley/10/