HighBridge Audio

Skip to Main Content »

Category Navigation:

Search Site

Trading with the Enemy

Nonfiction: Politics & Current Events
Unabridged   14 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/30/2018

Trading with the Enemy

The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

Available from major retailers or BUY FROM AMAZON
Audio CD ISBN:9781684415342
Digital Download ISBN:9781684415359


Trading with the Enemy is the first monograph on this dimension of the US-China relationship in the post-Cold War.

Be the first to review this product
Email to a Friend

Product Description

In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC). To do so, Hugo Meijer investigates a strategically sensitive yet under-explored facet of US-China relations: the making of American export control policy on military-related technology transfers to China since 1979. Based on 199 interviews, declassified documents, and diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, two major findings emerge from this book. First, the US is no longer able to apply a strategy of military/technology containment of China in the same way it did with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This is because of the erosion of its capacity to restrict the transfer of military-related technology to the PRC. Secondly, a growing number of actors in Washington have reassessed the nexus between national security and economic interests at stake in the US-China relationship—by moving beyond the Cold War trade-off between the two—in order to maintain American military preeminence vis-à-vis its strategic rivals.


"The book will be of great interest to experts in the academic and policy communities who focus on US-China relations." —China Quarterly

"This excellent and eminently readable work significantly contributes to our understanding of the shifting security and economic dynamics at play between the United States and China at a time when these dynamics are critical to global stability and prosperity." —Evan S. Medeiros, former U.S. National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs

Author Bio

Hugo Meijer is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He is also the Academic Director of The European Initiative on Security Studies, a network of over sixty universities that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe.