Marvin Ott is professor of National Security Policy at the National War College.


The most striking diplomatic development of the still young 21st century is the assertiveness of China; as she seeks a more prominent place in the community of nations. No where is there more evident than in Southeast Asia, the region in which China exerts have an enormous influence. In this conversation Marvin Ott, a Chinese observer, describes the goals and strategies of a leadership that seeks to make the "the Chinese Century."