International Relations (Asia & Pacific) —
The bottom line: As Asian countries — from India to Vietnam to Indonesia to Malaysia to Japan and so on — arise out of poverty, guerrilla war and stagnation, they are forging robust relationships with each other, providing a whole new security dynamic to go alongside the U.S.-China rivalry. The Asian power web is also an offshoot of the emergence of midlevel powers, which are now forging deeper links with each other — thus “widening the analytical aperture,” in the words of the report, through which international relations must be viewed.
- Coming to terms with the Asian century (eastasiaforum.org)
- India’s “Pivot to Asia” (thediplomat.com)
- Battered in China, Japan Inc. Looks to Southeast Asia (businesweek.com)