Marvin Ott Professor of National Security Policy at the National War College (of the National Defense University in Washington, DC)


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. Nowhere is this more evident than in Southeast Asia, the region in which China exerts 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."