Robert S. Ross is a professor of political science at Boston College and an associate at the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.
Robert S. Ross
Chinese Nationalism and Its Discontents
China must choose between kowtowing to domestic nationalism and submitting to a peaceful rise. Lately, nationalist belligerence has ruled the day. Washington is overreacting, encircling China. A latent rivalry ratchets up to dangerous levels.
Assessing the China Threat
Does China's military really threaten America's position in Asia? Not yet, but it still must be taken seriously.
The Stability of Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait
The Bush Administration should take to heart the lesson learned by its predecessors: leave well enough alone in the Taiwan Strait.
Why Our Hardliners Are Wrong
If we step back and evaluate the issues fairly, two truths come clear: China is not a "rogue state", and U.S. policy has made important gains in affecting Chinese behavior over a wide range of issues bearing on important American interests.