Naval War College Review

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The past four years have witnessed an unexpected warming of relations between the United States and China. The rancor generated by the EP-3 spy-plane controversy and the debate over American arms sales to Taiwan dissi- pated in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Beijing supported the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan. It has co-operated with the United States in the war on terror, sharing intelligence and coordinating law-enforcement efforts.1 Perhaps most strikingly, Chinese officials have worked quietly but assiduously to break the nu- clear impasse on the Korean Peninsula.