Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger Will There Be War With China This Book Provides The Most Complete And Accurate Assessment Of The Probability Of Conflict Between The United States And The Rising Asian Superpower Equally Important, It Lays Out An In Depth Analysis Of The Possible Pathways To Peace Written Like A Geopolitical Detective Story, The Narrative Encourages Reader Interaction By Starting Each Chapter With An Intriguing Question That Often Challenges Conventional Wisdom Based On Interviews With Than Thirty Top Experts, The Author Highlights A Number Of Disturbing Facts About China S Recent Military Buildup And The Shifting Balance Of Power In Asia The Chinese Are Deploying Game Changing Carrier Killer Ballistic Missiles Some Of America S Supposed Allies In Europe And Asia Are Selling Highly Lethal Weapons Systems To China In A Perverse Twist On Globalization And, On The US Side, Debilitating Cutbacks In The Military Budget Send A Message To The World That America Is Not Serious About Its Pivot To Asia In The Face Of These Threatening Developments, The Book Stresses The Importance Of Maintaining US Military Strength And Preparedness And Strengthening Alliances, While Warning Against A Complacent Optimism That Relies On Economic Engagement, Negotiations, And Nuclear Deterrence To Ensure PeaceAccessible To Readers From All Walks Of Life, This Multidisciplinary Work Blends Geopolitics, Economics, History, International Relations, Military Doctrine, And Political Science To Provide A Better Understanding Of One Of The Most Vexing Problems Facing The World

A Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine and holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University He received several teaching awards in 2010 for the MBA programs that he teaches.Navarro ran for office in San Diego, California, three times In 1992, he ran for mayor, winning the primary race, but losing to Susan Golding in th

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  • Hardcover
  • 300 pages
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Peter Navarro
  • 10 November 2018
  • 9781633881143

10 thoughts on “Crouching Tiger

  1. says:

    Crouching Tiger is the 4th book I ve completed this spring to help inform me about the increasing competition between China and the U S and the real dangers of conflict in the western Pacific Peter Navarro s focus is on the military buildup underway in China and their usurping of scattered island groups in order to create a defensive shield, all of it made possible by their huge economic gains in the last 25 or 30 years Navarro writes what everyone else is writing, or at least what I m reading There s a concern that a real danger of conflict exists But Crouching Tiger is organized differently than other studies It s presented in short chapters, each of them dealing with a specific issue military budgets, for instance, or the feasibility of a grand bargain with China The chapters begin with questions which the text answers As you might expect, this use of concisely written explanations to specific questions there are 45 of them neatly isolates the many issues and makes their understanding easier His assessment, like the others I ve read and am reading, is sobering The Chinese sense of having endured a century of humiliation at the hands of the west coupled with the American unwillingness to give up its primacy as the leader of liberal order in the western Pacific may make some kind of confrontation inevitable He spends some time discussing the now famous Thucydidean Trap, the idea 1st written about 2500 years ago during the Peloponnesian War in which an established power Sparta resists the rise of a new one and its threat to its primacy Athens That political dynamic has arisen many times in history and is said to exist today in the western Pacific Navarro s emphasis is on the militaries But he explains that China hopes to win by soft power, by a war of comprehensive national power in which the strength of its economy, the skill of its labor force, its stable political system, its unlimited natural resources, the quality of its education, technological innovation and the strength of its political alliances overwhelm a weakened America and convince it that military force is useless The final point in the important Chapter 41 is that the perception in the region is that America doesn t have the capacity at present to enforce the rules we have been the caretaker of all these decades Sixteen pages later Navarro reminds us that weakness always invites aggression This is unsettling reading but enormously informing.

  2. says:

    entire the whole picture for mindset

  3. says:

    While the world presently is ultra focused on the global threat of ISIS or ISIL as it is sometimes called, the world is missing the possibly brutal threat of China Navarro s thesis concerns China s hegemonic desire to become a superpower through its military, economic, and political policies According to the author, China will probably succeed until American and Euro policies succeed in addressing this formidable threat Readers will find their certainty about America s superiority challenged and perhaps misunderstood.It has been repeatedly stated that unless we learn from history, it will repeat itself, perhaps even exceed its own record One needs then to read and then analyze the theories and facts herein carefully delineated Every chapter begins with a question and possible answer choices It isn t hard to figure out the answers after a while One might respond fearfully unless one thinks about other unknown American policies to contradict the Chinese realities For example, in one chapter we discover that China is seeking to establish military bases throughout Asia, all the way south to Vietnam and Cambodia to counteract the presence of American military bases also throughout Asia Combine that with the chapters about the military armaments that both America and China possess, and one realizes there is a massive power struggle playing out The question becomes what happens when an accident or first response action occurs and we are on the brink of WWIII One can t ignore the serious possibilities within such scenarios that Navarro predicts might actually occur.It s no secret how much American debt is being covered by China Navarro describes how China is wooing many Asian nations for economic domination and how successful they are in such ventures It is even suggested that an economic war might be all that is necessary to control the world While America is cutting back on military spending, the needs for spending are placing America in a precarious position, according to the author.The author explores all of these areas and even posits possible responses to maintain peace that may help but actually might not change one iota of this chessboard game playing out globally.Rather than spoil the remaining presentations, this reviewer suggests focus on this nonfiction book might be one of the best things for Americans, especially its politicians and economists, to read Highly recommended reading

  4. says:

    This book clearly lays out the increasing challenge China makes to the American hegemony in Asia China is building its fighting capacity and is going to be able to take on America in a long drawn war America will this not be able to dictate the terms of engagement pretty soon Navarro really does not like China According to him, China is or less the Evil Empire its government seeks to control the seas surrounding it, build up its defense capacities, bring countries around it under its influence, finance academics in other countries to influence public opinion, pollute the world and grow its economy by destroying jobs in America. And it do all these unscrupulously Given that China has already been labeled as the Enemy, of course war would be inevitable The author has already decided that the Chinese government cannot be trusted, and many times it is characterized as worse than the old Soviet Union one who communicated with the Americans and tried not to rock the boat too much We in Singapore are indeed worried about the possibility of war in South East Asia as well However, China s behavior is totally what one would expect in a rising global power By labeling China only as the enemy is definitely going to increase the chance of war The author advocates complete containment of China boycotting Chinese exports, further increasing stealth weapons like submarines and mines laying ships in the South China Sea, building many air bases in friendly countries Etc This explains why America has been supplying submarines to Vietnam, proposing the TPP excluding China which may or may not happen and asking its allies not to join the Asian Development Bank unfortunately nearly all its allies joined in A well written book, but one dimensional It needs some balance in characterizing China.

  5. says:

    This was an interesting, if alarmist, book I don t recall how it ended up on my reading list but after finishing it I wasn t the least surprised to learn the author became an advisor in the Trump White House Navarro goes through the known, and speculated, strengths of the Chinese economy, military and government style to make the case of the danger that it poses to US and global interests While always taking the high estimates of everything from the number of nuclear warheads to the potential capabilities of its latest weapons, Navarro seeks to paint a picture of a US falling behind and bickering domestically while the Chinese advantage continues to grow Even if he sometimes has to acknowledge the differing assessments made by other regional experts he always manages to twist them from an acknowledgement of the possibility of conflict to his preferred narrative of an inevitable one Nonetheless, he does manage to do a great job of running down the list of potential flash points that could get out of hand from the obvious, North Korea, to the obscure, a territorial dispute with India frozen since the 1960s It is no surprise then that his recommendations focus on increasing the military strength of the US and using tariffs to block Chinese products and thereby both reducing the growth of the Chinese economy and foment an increase in industrial output in the US to focus specifically in armaments While I disagree with the alarmist and militaristic tone of the book, I was still interested in reading the assessment, however skewed, of Chinese strengths and political aims.

  6. says:

    Navarro is the White House s main trade advisor on dealing with Chinese influence As such, his penned thoughts is a must read for anyone that has any dealing in capital markets or are living in the region One thing that really stood out to me was how much Navarro knew about the Chinese, it was in contrast to how traditional news outlets painted him backward and assumption based analytics I found these assumptions by those talking heads to be untrue He knows his stuff, and very very well and can stand up to any challenges by any China US expert.Navarro sees a situation in black white grey areas He is not an absolutist In certain chapters, he paints the picture and allows the reader to arrive at his or her own conclusion on the scenario posted He has a deep focus on past American war efforts Vietnam, gulf, et al which should predict to a certain extent the average reaction of future war efforts.Read it like how you would read fomc minutes

  7. says:

    china is a military threat and the world needs to work together to prevent them from bullying their neighbours phillipines and vietnam in south china sea , influencing and spreading propaganda confucian schools in america , and manipulating their currency and subsidizing exports

  8. says:

    The last two chapters are fascinating, explaining when we face the threat from China, how the US behave to keep east Asia peace China is growing, however, we should always keep in mind what they did to hurt regional peace.

  9. says:

    A long time ago, someone asked me a question about China that still lingered in my mind What do they want And as I was reading Navarro s Crouching Tiger, I had this simple question in my head but, alas, did not get the answer even as I perused the book s discerning chapters Crouching Tiger was generally sloppy, and I personally believe it could have been engaging One feels like you re reading something composed by the King of Hearts full of important unimportant unimportant important histories, dos and donts and other mile high rules Readers, over, were promised a detective story and time and time again readers were reminded that they ll be treated with a foreign policy noir but it wasn t the case in the end Even Gordon Chang s intro his writings were generally likeable, albeit if accompanied with modest doubt was banal Lastly, while the book was only published in 2015, China observers could readily point out that some of Navarro s premises already seemed redundant Three Stars.

  10. says:

    It s a book is certainly worth reading The author didn t stress this too much but the parallels to the current situation with China and the events leading up to WW1 are alarming to say the least, although this time with nuclear weapons If you don t have a good understanding of what is happening in the far east, it s a good book.

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