Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics

Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics

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American security and prosperity now depend on Asia. William H. Overholt offers an iconoclastic analysis of developments in each major Asian country, Asian international relations, and US foreign policy. Drawing on decades of political and business experience, he argues that obsolete Cold War attitudes tie the US increasingly to an otherwise isolated Japan and obscure the reality that a US-Chinese bicondominium now manages most Asian issues. Military priorities risk polarizing the region unnecessarily, weaken the economic relationships that engendered American preeminence, and ironically enhance Chinese influence. As a result, US influence in Asia is declining. Overholt disputes the argument that democracy promotion will lead to superior development and peace, and forecasts a new era in which Asian geopolitics could take a drastically different shape. Covering Japan, China, Russia, Central Asia, India, Pakistan, Korea, and South-East Asia, Overholt offers invaluable insights for scholars, policy-makers, business people, and general readers.Meanwhile, the family probably would have had much of the rest of its net worth invested in the stock market, where it would ... The strongJapanese firms, such as Toyota, are getting stronger; a recent slogan among investors in the global car industry has been a€œBuy Toyota, Sell the Rest. ... early and functioned outside the protected areas of the mobilization economy, Japanese companies lead the world.

Title:Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics
Author: William H. Overholt
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-11-05

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