Global health engagement, an underutilized strategy rooted in the strengths of soft power persuasion, can lead to more military-to-military cooperation training, help establish relationships that can be relied on when crises develop, stabilize fragile states, and deny violent extremist organizations space for recruiting and operations. Examining Chinese efforts worldwide to curry favor and influence and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this article shows health as a medium is a very compelling and advantageous whole-of-government approach to national security policy concerns.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Michael W. Wissemann, "Great (Soft) Power Competition: US and Chinese Efforts in Global Health Engagement," Parameters 51, no. 3 (2021), doi:10.55540/0031-1723.3080.
American Politics Commons, Defense and Security Studies Commons, Environmental Public Health Commons, Health and Medical Administration Commons, Health Communication Commons, Industrial Organization Commons, Infectious Disease Commons, International and Intercultural Communication Commons, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods Commons, Military and Veterans Studies Commons, Military History Commons, Military, War, and Peace Commons, National Security Law Commons, Organizational Behavior and Theory Commons, Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Commons, Other Public Health Commons, Peace and Conflict Studies Commons, Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation Commons, Political History Commons, Public Administration Commons, Public Affairs Commons, Public Health Education and Promotion Commons, Public History Commons, Public Policy Commons, Risk Analysis Commons, Social Influence and Political Communication Commons, United States History Commons