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1. Haynes, Susan Turner. Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization .

Degree: 2014, George Mason University

Since the end of the Cold War, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, while the other NPT nuclear weapon states have cut their forces in half. My dissertation explores the motivations behind China's decision to diverge from its NPT counterparts and buildup and diversify its nuclear force. To identify contributing variables, I analyze a variety of Chinese language sources, including government reports, journal articles, news articles, public speeches, conference notes, and military manuals. These sources indicate that China views the unipolar world structure helmed by the United States as a direct threat to China's national security. China must thus manage its "smaller" regional deterrence relationships in the context of US-dominated world order, and it must base its security decisions on the security decisions made by the US. Specific decisions by the US over the past twenty five years have not alleviated China's concerns. In particular, China finds US missile defense and US advancements in conventional high-precision weaponry to be indicative of a larger shift in US nuclear strategy from limited deterrence to maximum deterrence. In consideration of the inimical consequences of a this kind of shift to Chinese interests and regional stability, China has responded by reconsidering its own nuclear strategy and nuclear force structure, moving away from minimum deterrence and toward limited deterrence. This transition and China's requisite force growth have also allowed China to display a growing capacity for technological and scientific innovation and for it to narrow the qualitative gap between China's nuclear force and the forces of the nuclear superpowers. This gap will likely continue to lessen and China's nuclear force will likely continue to grow unless US action is taken to mitigate Chinese concerns. Advisors/Committee Members: Katz, Mark N (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: International relations; china; nuclear deterrence; nuclear strategy; nuclear weapons

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APA (6th Edition):

Haynes, S. T. (2014). Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization . (Thesis). George Mason University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9183

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Haynes, Susan Turner. “Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization .” 2014. Thesis, George Mason University. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9183.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Haynes, Susan Turner. “Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization .” 2014. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Haynes ST. Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization . [Internet] [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2014. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9183.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Haynes ST. Behind the Buildup: Explaining Chinese Motivations for Nuclear Modernization . [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9183

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Maye, Diane Leigh. Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq .

Degree: 2015, George Mason University

The removal of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist regime in Iraq gave rise to a plethora of non-state actors, sub-state political factions, warring ethnic groups, and terrorist organizations all seeking to fill the political power vacuum. Using theories from academic literature on coalition building, neorealism, behavioral science, sociology, as well as complexity theory, this research project will use the U.S. and coalition intervention in Iraq to frame a within-case comparative historical analysis of how power was distributed within Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion and the complex interplay between shifting alignments and alliances between political factions, militant groups and occupation forces. This study argues that political factions will make alignments and alliances based on agent-based considerations in their formative stages and will quickly gravitate toward the authority of a charismatic leader. Over time, these political factions become institutionalized and behave in accordance with what neorealist political theory would predict. Advisors/Committee Members: Katz, Mark N (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Political science; International relations; Military studies; alliances; Ba'ath Party; charismatic leadership; Iraq; political factions; Sunni

…ALIGNMENT, AND ALLIANCES IN POST-SADDAM IRAQ Diane L. Maye, Ph.D. George Mason University, 2015… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Maye, D. L. (2015). Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq . (Thesis). George Mason University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10131

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Maye, Diane Leigh. “Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq .” 2015. Thesis, George Mason University. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10131.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Maye, Diane Leigh. “Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq .” 2015. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Maye DL. Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq . [Internet] [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2015. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10131.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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Council of Science Editors:

Maye DL. Switching Sides: Political Power, Alignment and Alliances in Post-Saddam Iraq . [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10131

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George Mason University

3. Turner, Susan C. The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis .

Degree: 2010, George Mason University

Upon scrutinizing current Sino-Russian relations, one uncovers a carefully constructed partnership hinged upon strategic points of collaboration and laden with areas of contention. The Russian-Georgian War in August 2008 and China‘s decision not to endorse Russia‘s actions demonstrated to the world that despite the two countries‘ partnership China and Russia differ dramatically in the kind of power they use to situate themselves on the world stage. Consequently, some scholars have already placed the Russian-Georgian War among a long list of situations that exemplify the stagnation of the Sino-Russian friendship. This paper counters these assumptions by examining China‘s extended discourse on Russia after the war in order to assess the true impact of the war on Sino-Russian relations. Since the Russian-Georgian War challenged some of the very principles of the Sino-Russian friendship (as codified in the 2001 Sino-Russian Friendship Treaty and the SCO Establishment Charter), it is seemingly logical to think that it would cause a rift in China and Russia‘s relations. My research, however, has shown the opposite to be true. Rather than disagreeing with Russia‘s display of hard power against Georgia and its tough stance toward America, China repeatedly chose in its domestic media to support Russia‘s aggressive actions and attitude. This expression of support was not limited to articles about the Russian-Georgian War, but also appeared in China‘s discourse on different issues, indicating that China has rethought its position as a neutral party in the relations between the United States and Russia. Advisors/Committee Members: Katz, Mark N (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: China; Georgia; Russia; South Ossetia; Abkhazia

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APA (6th Edition):

Turner, S. C. (2010). The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis . (Thesis). George Mason University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5859

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Turner, Susan C. “The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis .” 2010. Thesis, George Mason University. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5859.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Turner, Susan C. “The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis .” 2010. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Turner SC. The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis . [Internet] [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2010. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5859.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Turner SC. The Impact of the Russian-Georgian War on Sino-Russian Relations: A Longitudinal Analysis . [Thesis]. George Mason University; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/5859

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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