Dr. Paul H.B. Godwin retired as professor of international affairs at the National War College in the summer of 1998, where his teaching and research concentrated on Chinese defense and security policy. Professor Godwin is currently a consultant and serves as a non-resident scholar in the Atlantic Council’s Asia-Pacific Program. His most recent publication is “China’s Defense Establishment: The Hard Lessons of Incomplete Modernization” in Laurie Burkitt, Andrew Scobell and Larry Wortzel (eds.).
Sino-American relations present a paradox. Secretary of State Colin Powell has declared that relations between China and the United States are now the best they have been since the rapprochement