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Back Leveraging Naval Diplomacy to Reinforce Economic Programs and Compete with China
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Meierding, Emily L.
Sigman, Rachel L.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
As competition between the U.S. and China intensifies, the U.S. Navy must plan and implement its overseas operations and diplomatic activities to advance U.S. influence. The main purpose of this study is to assess how the USN can leverage its operations and activities to reinforce U.S. economic programs and enhance U.S. influence. Building on an innovative influence framework developed by two of the investigators, it will systematically assess how USN activities and operations such as joint exercises, port calls, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, and training programs, generate influence in three important U.S. partner nations with significant Chinese investment and/or security presence: Chile, Senegal, and the United Arab Emirates. The project will also identify specific ways that USN activities can reinforce USG economic programs and build effective partnerships, specifying the most productive activity groupings, effective sequencing arrangements, and potential obstacles to interagency coordination.
The project will produce a final report, as well as briefings to the sponsor and other interested audiences in the Navy. The report will consist of three country case studies and a comparative analysis of their findings. The precise organization and format of the deliverables will be designed to suit the needs of the topic sponsor. Interim reports will be provided to keep the sponsor apprised of our progress and to solicit feedback during the course of study.
|Keywords||Access Alliances China Forward presence Great Power Competition Influence Military Operations Other than War (MOOTW) Naval Diplomacy Partnerships and partner capabilities Security Assistance Security cooperation|
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