1 February 2012
US-China Competition in Asia: Legacies Help America
As Sino-American competition for influence enters a new stage with the Obama administration’s re-engagement with Asia, each power’s legacies in the region add to economic, military and diplomatic factors determining which power will be more successful in the competition. This bulletin compares and contrasts how the United States and China deal with their respective histories in regional affairs and the role of their non-government relations with the Asia-Pacific.
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