“Navarro makes a compelling case that trouble lies ahead in Asia, mainly because China is going to attempt to dominate that region the way the United States dominates the Western Hemisphere. China, in other words, is going to imitate Uncle Sam. Crouching Tiger is not only clearly and concisely written, but it also addresses almost every issue related to the question of whether China can rise peacefully. And that includes the counterarguments to Navarro’s position. Thisbook is ideally suited for a wide audience.”
—John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
“While the world’s attention has been rightly focused on the Middle East over the past two decades, Peter Navarro’s Crouching Tiger provides a compelling and unvarnished insight into the capabilities and intentions of China’s global rise, the most important challenge to U.S. national security and international peace for the next century. I strongly encourage the American public to read this critically important work as our future depends on an informed electorate.”
—Jim Fanell is a retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer with nearly 30 years of experience in the Indo-Asia Pacific region, most recently the Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Captain Fanell is the creator and moderator of the Red Star Rising list service and is a recognized expert on China’s maritime strategies and capabilities.
“Provocative, chilling, and never more timely, Peter Navarro cleverly details America’s single greatest foreign policy challenge today: that of a rising China. From brewing tensions in the East and South China Sea, frightening moves in the all-so-stealthy cyber arena, to Beijing’s development of specific weapons platforms that challenge Washington’s ability to respond to a crisis in Asia, Navarro spells out in one easy to read volume all you need to know when it comes to China’s provocative challenge to the status quo. It is a must read.”
—Harry J. Kazianis, Executive Editor, The National Interest, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy: Center for the National Interest
“There is still so much about ‘geopolitical China’ that the world needs to understand and appreciate, especially the country’s military agenda and capabilities –and the brilliant new book Crouching Tigerby Peter Navarro fills in many of the blanks. The global agenda of China and the means it now has in hand to achieve this agenda are the main themes of the book, and thankfully so.Author Peter Navarro is brilliantly informed, meticulous with his research, fair with his use of experts, and thoughtful and balanced in his conclusions.Crouching Tigerwill be a mainstay of the foreign policy community for years to come.”
—Leo Hindery, Jr. is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, co-chair of the Task Force on Jobs Creation, and founder of Jobs First 2012; former CEO of AT&T Broadband and its predecessors, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Liberty Media.
“Peter Navarro’s Crouching Tigerbrings a rare, balanced, and brilliantperspective to the most formidable strategic challenge facing America –how to manage Beijing’s attempt to create a “new Chinese order.”His facts-based analysis stripsbare this troubling issue even as he brings the most eminent scholars in the field to offer a way forward. At stake are the principles that have stabilized Asia and guided world development for more than half a century.”
—Stefan Halper has served four American presidents in the White House and Department of State and is an expert on US foreign policy, national security policy, China and Anglo-American relations.He is the author of the best-selling book The Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism in our Time and is currently the Director of American Studies at the Department of Politics,University of Cambridge.
“Peter Navarro’s provocative study thinks the unthinkable: a great power war between the United States and China in the not-so-distant future. Navarro systematically examines the underlying causes, the immediate triggers, and the possible trajectories of such a hypothetical conflict. In the process, he drives home the imperative to keep the peace through American strength. What sets this book apart from the booming literature on China’s rise is its appeal to the wider public. By drawing attention to the risks of a Sino-American strategic rivalry, Navarro’s work should spur much-needed debate on one of the most consequential challenges facing the United States.”
—Toshi Yoshihara is John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College and co-author of Red Star over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy.
“Crouching Tiger weaves together history, economics, geopolitics, ancient Chinese doctrines, and modern military strategy to assess the challenge of China’s military rise and its one hundred year quest for global supremacy.It should be read by everyone from Pentagon strategists and members of Congress to American citizens and taxpayers.”
—Michael Pillsbury is the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Instituteand has served in presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studiesand author of The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy toReplace America as the Global Superpower.
“For more than a decade, China has used a powerful arsenal of unfair trade practices to wage an unrelenting economic war on American workers and the American manufacturing base.This meticulously researched book lays bare the critical nexus between the Made in China products we buy and the war machine an expansionist China is now assembling to seize territory from its Asian neighbors and drive the U.S. out of the Western Pacific.With the book’s arrival –required reading for every American citizen –nobody can say we weren’t warned.”
—Dan Slane is a former US Army Captain in Military Intelligence, case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, and White House advisor. A trustee for The Ohio State University, he currently serves on the U.S.-China Commission.
“Penetrating the mystique of a rapidly reemerging China and its implications for global peace has seldom been as easy or as intriguing as the exegesis provided by Peter Navarro in Crouching Tiger. Posing 45 salient questions, Navarro deputizes his readers to join his step-by-stepSherlockian investigation into whether it is possible—andultimately why it is important to try—to avoid conflict with China.”
—Patrick M. Cronin, D.Phil., senior director, Asia-Pacific Security Program
“This is a significant book. Peter Navarro draws on extensive interviews with a wide range of China specialists, applies a realistic filter, and ends by providing a comprehensive and valuable analysis of China’s importance in Asia and particularly the United States.”
—“Dr. Bernard D. Cole, professor, National War College, and author, The Great Wall at Sea: China’s Navy in the 21st Century“
It feels incongruous to call a book with such sobering content a fun read, but Peter Navarro pulls it off with this engagingly written work. Nor is Crouching Tigera one-sided account of China’s rise and its implications for Asian peace and security; Navarro taps a wide range of opinion among ‘China Hands’ in order to give a balanced perspective. Even if you don’t end up agreeing with the author’s conclusions, the journey through his observations and analysis will provoke you into thinking about Asian affairs in new ways. That’s no small accomplishment.”
—James Holmes, PhD, professor of strategy,Naval War College, and coauthor of Red Star over the Pacific
“Peter Navarro’s Crouching Tiger is an excellent description of China’s emerging global challenge to freedom and American interests.”
—Richard D. Fisher Jr., senior fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center
“A brilliant and clear-headed analysis of America’s general short-sightedness on China andthe frank unmasking of the kowtowing of the U.S. media to China, rampant academic self-censorship, and, at dead center stage, the growing Chinese military threat now bearing down on Asia.”
—Hon. David Kilgour, J.D., former Canadian Secretary of State, Asia-Pacific“
“Finally, a book that vividly illustrates how China’s relentless mercantilist attack on America’s industrial and technological bases is not just costing us millions of good paying jobs; it also now threatens our very national security. The author’s compelling blueprint for a far-ranging national response to this mercantilist attack should be required reading for every 2016 Presidential candidate –along with every American citizen.”
—Pat Mulloy is the former General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and has served on the US-China Commission.
“Navarro’s prescient analysis in Death By Chinaof Beijing’s mercantilist attack on America’s manufacturing base –dismissed by some as alarmist –has become the conventional wisdom. In Crouching Tiger, his crystal ball is working overtime as he vividly paints a disturbingly accurate portrait of the trouble ahead for the US-China military relationship. To ignore his message –and brilliantly incisive call to action –is to do so at America’s peril.”
—Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)