Description : When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published "America’s Pacific Century" in Foreign Policy magazine in November 2011, the administration was clearly indicating to domestic and international audiences that the United States is beginning a pivot toward the Asia-Pacific. Clinton’s article served as a spark for renewed interest in the nation’s Asia-Pacific strategy and American interests in the region. The Asia-Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunities looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military.
Description : This book traces the evolution of post-Cold War relations between China and the US, focusing on their often conflicting efforts to achieve economic growth, military prowess and technological sophistication. Adopting a dual approach with equal emphasis on Beijing and Washington, it sheds new light on the relationship between the countries.
Description : In 2002 Pres. George W. Bush proclaimed that the twenty-first century would be the "Asia-Pacific Century." While I am not sure he was the first person to use that phrase-and it has been often used by others over the past 10 years-for those of us who study the region and/or have more than a casual familiarity with the region, the proclamation rings true. In a November 2011 article in Foreign Policy magazine, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went so far as to say, "The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action." These are powerful words, underscoring the fact that Asia matters, and it matters a great deal. For those who are interested in national security affairs, the question is not whether Asia matters but what our country should do about the fact that Asia matters. How should we posture ourselves to best advance our national interests in a region that will have so much to do with our future security and prosperity?
Description : Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated third edition stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations.
Description : During the Cold War, the U.S. built a series of alliances with Asian nations to erect a bulwark against the spread of communism and provide security to the region. Despite pressure to end bilateral alliances in the post-Cold War world, they persist to this day, even as new multilateral institutions have sprung up around them. The resulting architecture may aggravate rivalries as the U.S., China, and others compete for influence. However, Andrew Yeo demonstrates how Asia's complex array of bilateral and multilateral agreements may ultimately bring greater stability and order to a region fraught with underlying tensions. Asia's Regional Architecture transcends traditional international relations models. It investigates change and continuity in Asia through the lens of historical institutionalism. Refuting claims regarding the demise of the liberal international order, Yeo reveals how overlapping institutions can promote regional governance and reduce uncertainty in a global context. In addition to considering established institutions such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, he discusses newer regional arrangements including the East Asia Summit, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the Belt and Road Initiative. This book has important implications for how policymakers think about institutional design and regionalism in Asia and beyond.
Description : Spectacular economic growth in the Pacific Basin--comprising the countries in or bordering on the Pacific Ocean--is transforming world politics and economics. This growth in production, international trade, and overall economic achievement has brought about a shift in the world's political and economic center of gravity, a shift away from the Atlantic to the Pacific.