M. Taylor Fravel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science

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Threading the Needle: The South China Sea Disputes and U.S.-China Relations

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2016-23
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Aug 2016
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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South, China, Disputes, US, China, Relations, Policy, Tension, Dispute, Sea, Relationship

Threading the Needle: The South China Sea Disputes and U.S.-China Relations

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jul 2016
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, United States, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Maritime Disputes, Security Dilemma

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China's Changing Approach to Military Strategy: The Science of Military Strategy from 2001 and 2013

Joe McReynolds, ed., The Evolution of China’s Military Strategy (Washington, DC: Brookings Forthcoming), MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2016-15
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 May 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, People's Liberation Army, Strategy, Military Strategy

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Things Fall Apart: Maritime Disputes and China's Regional Diplomacy

Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, eds., China’s Challenges (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2014
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, foreign policy, maritime disputes, South China Sea, East China Sea

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China's Assertiveness in the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands Dispute

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 016-19
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2016
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, Japan, territorial disputes, Senkaku Islands, Diaoyu Islands

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U.S. Policy Towards the Disputes in the South China Sea Since 1995

Policy Report, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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United States, China, South China Sea, policy, territorial, maritime disputes, UNCLOS

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The PLA and National Security Decisionmaking: Insights from China's Territorial and Maritime Disputes

Phillip Saunders and Andrew Scobell, eds., The PLA’s Role in National Security Policy-Making (Stanford: Stanford University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 04 May 2016
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, foreign policy, national security, decisionmaking, military, PLA, territorial disputes

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Using Process Tracing to Evaluate Formal Models

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2014-3
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2020
Peter L. Lorentzen, M. Taylor Fravel and Jack Paine
University of San Francisco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science and University of Rochester
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qualitative methods, process tracing, formal models

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Stability in a Secondary Strategic Direction: China and the Border Dispute with India After 1962

Draft of a chapter to appear in Kanti Bajpai, Selina Ho, and Manjari Chatterjee Miller, eds., Routledge Handbook of China–India Relations (New York: Routledge, 2020), MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2020-5
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2020
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, India, border dispute, bilateral relations, strategy

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China's New Military Strategy: 'Winning Informationized Local Wars'

China Brief, Vol. 15, No. 13, (July 2, 2015), pp. 3-7
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jul 2015
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, military, strategy, strategic guidelines

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The PLA and National Security Decisionmaking: Insights from China's Behavior in its Territorial Disputes

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2014-15
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2014
M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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China, foreign policy, national security, decisionmaking, military, PLA, territorial disputes

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A 'China in the World' Paradigm for Scholarship

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
M. Taylor Fravel, Melanie Manion and Yuhua Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science, Duke University, Department of Political Science and Department of Government, Harvard University
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China in the world; Second image reversed; Territorial disputes; Hong Kong; COVID-19

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Stormy Seas: The South China Sea in US-China Relations

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
M. Taylor Fravel and Kacie Miura
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science and University of San Diego - Department of Political Science and International Relations
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China, United States, South China Sea, power transition, maritime disputes

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Assuring Assured Retaliation: China's Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability

Published in International Security, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall 2015), pp. 7–50, MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2015-27
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Fiona Cunningham and M. Taylor Fravel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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retaliation, china, nuclear, posture, U.S.-China, stability, strategy, international, relations

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Bridging the Gap: Using Qualitative Evidence to Evaluate Formal Models

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Posted: 05 Aug 2013
Peter L. Lorentzen and M. Taylor Fravel
University of San Francisco and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science

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multi-method research, game theory, qualitative methods, case studies, process tracing, analytic narratives