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Spheres of Influence and Regional Orders

PI: Charles Glaser, George Washington University

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Spheres of Influence and Regional Orders: Assessing Approaches for Responding to China's Rise

Principal Investigator: Charles Glaser, George Washington University

Managing Service Agency: Office of Naval Research

Years of Award: 2016-2019

Project Description:

The project will begin with an exploration of the basic concepts: What is a sphere of influence? Via what mechanisms do military capabilities, military alliances and economic cooperation create a sphere of influence? In the specific case of a rising China, what special challenges does a declining state face when striving to preserve its sphere of influence? The project will then explore a range of means (military, international institutions, economic policy, diaspora relations) that a state can employ in support of a sphere of influence or a regional order, or both.

Owl in the Olive Tree Post:

Glaser, Charles. 2019. Problems in Viewing China's Rise as a Threat to the Liberal International Order. July 23.

Select Publications:

Délano Alonso, Alexandra, and Harris Mylonas. 2017. The Microfoundations Of Diaspora Politics: Unpacking The State And Disaggregating The Diaspora. Journal Of Ethnic And Migration Studies. 45 (4): 473-491.

Glaser, Charles L. 2019. A Flawed Framework: Why The Liberal International Order Concept Is Misguided. International Security .43 (4): 51-87.

Glaser, Charles. 2019. The G-20 Is Discussing The "International Liberal Order." That's A Bad Place To Start A Debate. Monkey Cage. The Washington Post.

Kaplan, Stephen B. 2016. Banking Unconditionally: The Political Economy Of Chinese Finance In Latin America. Review Of International Political Economy. 23 (4): 643-676.

Kaplan, Stephen B. 2018. The Rise Of Patient Capital: The Political Economy Of Chinese Global Finance. SSRN Electronic Journal.

Kaplan, Stephen B. and Michael Penfold. 2019. The Story of the Creditor Trap: How China Reduced its Venezuelan Risk. Foreign Affairs LatinoAmérica.

Mylonas, Harris, and Marko Žilović. 2017. Foreign Policy Priorities And Ethnic Return Migration Policies: Group-Level Variation In Greece And Serbia. Journal Of Ethnic And Migration Studies. 45 (4): 613-635.