Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California


The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) was founded in 1983 as a multicampus research unit serving the entire University of California (UC) system. The institute's purpose is to study the causes of international conflict and the opportunities to resolve it through international cooperation. During IGCC's first five years, research focused largely on the issue of averting nuclear war through arms control and confidence-building measures between the superpowers. Since then the research program has diversified to encompass several broad areas of inquiry: regional relations, international environmental policy, international relations theory, and most recently the domestic sources of foreign policy.

IGCC serves as a liaison between the academic and policy communities, injecting fresh ideas into the policy process, establishing the intellectual foundations for effective policy-making in the post-Cold War environment, and providing opportunities and incentives for UC faculty and students to become involved in international policy debates. Scholars, researchers, government officials, and journalists from the United States and abroad participate in all IGCC projects, and IGCC's publications—books, policy papers, and a semiannual newsletter—are widely distributed to individuals and institutions around the world.

Additional Materials from Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California: Working Papers

Policy Briefs

Title: Toward Greater Pragmatism? China's Approach to Innovation and Standardization
Authors: Dieter Ernst
Date: August 2011

Title: The Changing Dynamics Behind China's Rise as a Military Technological Power
Authors: Tai Ming Cheung
Date: December 2010

Title: Understanding Military Innovation: Chinese Defense S&T in Historical and Theoretical Perspective
Authors: Thomas G. Mahnken
Date: September 2010

Title: The Slow Death of Japanese Techno-Nationalism? Comparative Lessons for China's Future Defense Production
Authors: Christopher W. Hughes
Date: September 2010

Title: The Current State of European Union–China High-Tech Cooperation
Authors: May-Britt U. Stumbaum, Oliver Bräuner
Date: September 2010

Title: The Chinese Defense Economy's Long March from Imitation to Innovation
Authors: Tai Ming Cheung
Date: September 2010

Title: Spin-On for the Renaissance? The Current State of China's Nuclear Industry
Authors: Jing-dong Yuan
Date: September 2010

Title: Does Doctrine Drive Technology or Does Technology Drive Doctrine?
Authors: Dennis Blasko
Date: September 2010

Title: Defense Innovation and Industrialization in South Korea
Authors: Chung-in Moon, Jae-Ok Paek
Date: September 2010

Title: China's Defense Electronics Industry: Innovation, Adaptation, and Espionage
Authors: James Mulvenon, Matthew Luce
Date: September 2010

Title: Women, Work, Health, and the Quality of Life
Authors: Teri G. Lindgren, Afaf Meleis
Date: March 2001

Title: Understanding Europeís "New" Common Foreign and Security Policy — A Primer for Outsiders
Authors: Michael E. Smith
Date: December 2000

Title: U.S. Immigration Policy: Unilateral and Cooperative Responses to Undocumented Immigration
Authors: Marc R. Rosenblum
Date: December 2000

Title: Maritime Aspects of Arms Control and Security Improvement in the Middle East
Authors: David N. Griffiths
Date: December 2000

Title: Maintaining Cooperation Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty
Authors: Christopher Costello
Date: May 2000

Title: European Legal Integration and Environmental Protection
Authors: Rachel A. Cichowski
Date: March 2000

Title: Integrating the Americas
Authors: Richard Feinberg
Date: August 1998

Title: Power and Prosperity: Linkages Between Security and Economics in U.S.–Japanese Relations Since 1960
Authors: Robert A. Wampler
Date: March 1998

Title: Europe After NATO Expansion: The Unfinished Security Agenda
Authors: Kori Schake
Date: March 1998

Title: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation
Authors: Jor-Shan Choi, Edward Fei, Kumao Kaneko, Susan L. Shirk, Michael Stankiewicz, Atsuyuki Suzuki
Date: March 1998

Title: Assessing the Policy of Engagement with China
Authors: Scott L. Kastner, Paul A. Papayoanou
Date: March 1998