Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 10/2011

Managing Instability on China's Periphery

Paul B. Stares, John W. Vessey, Scott A. Snyder, Joshua Kurlantzick, Daniel Markey, Evan A. Feigenbaum

August 2011

Council on Foreign Relations


China’s growing global engagement and presence has increased the number of conceivable places and issues over which it could find itself at odds with the United States, but potential developments in the territories immediately adjacent to China remain the most likely—and the most worrisome—sources of friction. In this Center for Preventive Action study, "Managing Instability on China’s Periphery," Scott A. Snyder, Joshua Kurlantzick, Daniel Markey, and Evan A. Feigenbaum provide policy options for preventing a major crisis and mitigating the consequences in North Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Central Asia.