Applying this definition to Silva's typology of aggressive behaviors, an assertive behavior
might be categorized as totally normative.
officials seem to hold different views, but most feel less deferential to China after its assertive behavior
over the past 10 years.
Its provocative and assertive behavior
increases the potential for escalatory actions, especially in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, that threatens US forces and allies in the region," he remarked.
The social perception of assertive behavior
as a function of response class and gender.
Given this, the Trump administration's response to the Kremlin's increasingly assertive behavior
in what was once the Soviet Union's sphere of influence- from Eastern Europe to the Baltics-will also be watched carefully in the coming months.
A confrontation involving Russia could occur over the assertive behavior
of Vladimir Putin in Eastern Europe.
Hugh White, a professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, outlines what is known about US strategy for East Asia Forum: "to take advantage of China's own assertive behavior
to build anxiety about China's ambitions among its neighbors, and then harness that anxiety to assemble a coalition which will act together diplomatically to compel China to abandon its challenge, leaving the US-led order intact." White expresses concern that such a strategy may overestimate the resolve of US allies in the region and its own military capabilities while underestimating China's resolve for status as a great power.
The United States is keen to promote ASEAN unity in the face of increasingly assertive behavior
by China in pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea.
It is also seen by some ASEAN countries as a balancing factor against China's increasingly assertive behavior
in disputed territories in the South China Sea.
The assertive behavior
is in between aggressiveness and submissiveness.