Geopolitical & Geoeconomic Tussles between
China & the US

& Implications for Singapore

PART 1: EVOLUTION OF US' GEOPOLITICS

1.1  From Isolationism to Regionalism & Imperialism (Manifest Destiny & Mahanism)

1.2  The Two World Wars & Cold War (Heartland Theory & Rimland Theory)

1.3  Integration of Europe & Implosion of Soviet Union

1.4  The Rise of Neoconservatism

1.5  9/11 & Bush's Unilateralism (Bernard Lewis’ “Clash of Civilization” Thesis)

1.6  Obama's Pivot to Asia & Trump's Isolationism

1.7  US in Decline - Perils of Elitism & Vested Interests 

PART 2: CHINA'S REGIONAL CONFLICTS

2.1  China's Century of Semi-colonization & Humiliation

2.2  History of China-Japan Relations

2.3  The East China Sea Conflict

2.4  The South China Sea Conflict

PART 3: GEOPOLITICAL & GEOECONOMIC TUSSLES BETWEEN CHINA & THE US

3.1  Asian Countries' Strategies Against the Rise of Hegemonic China 

3.2  The Undercurrent in US' Pivot to Asia: Preserving Dollar Hegemony

3.3  China's Response to US Pivot to Asia

3.4  Emergence of China as a Sea-Power Nation

3.5  China as a Mahanian Hegemonic Sea Power? (Coming soon)

PART 4: MODERNIZATION OF CHINA'S MILITARY

4.1  US' Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)

4.2  Xi's RMA & New Goals for People's Liberation Army (PLA)

4.3  Modernization of PLA Navy (PLAN) I - Surface Combatants (Warships)

4.4  Modernization of PLA Navy (PLAN) II - Submarines

4.5  Modernization of PLA Air Force (PLAAF)

4.6  Modernization of PLA Rocket Forces (PLARF)

4.7  Developing Space Capabilities - The Final Frontier & US' Achilles Heel? (Coming soon)

4.8 The New Strategic Support Force (Coming soon)

PART 5: US' RESPONSES TO CHINA'S REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS
5.1  AirSea Battle & JAM-GC Concepts

5.2  US Military - In Search of the Third Offset

5.3  How will the US-China Rivalry Play Out?