Is the United States Ready for China's Rise?: Alliances for a New Asia

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The United States seeks to maintain its presence in East Asia, a posture that has provided security to our allies and stability to international trade. Increasingly, it appears China is not content with the American-made and –dominated international order and is now developing the capability to undermine it. The budding US-China security rivalry will shape the region’s future, but experts still debate the effect of China’s rise on regional stability. Is China an emerging threat? If so, is America’s hub-and-spoke Asian alliance system appropriate to deal with it? In what ways might the alliance system be restructured? AEI Resident Fellow Dan Blumenthal, with colleagues from AEI and the Project 2049 Institute, recently wrote a paper addressing these issues titled “Asian Alliances in the 21st Century.” At this AEI event, Mr. Blumenthal and co-author Randy Schriver of the Project 2049 Institute will present their findings. James Traub, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and columnist for ForeignPolicy.com, will share his comments.
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About the Author

 

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Dan
Blumenthal
  • Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations.  Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade.  From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense.  Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission since 2006-2012, and held the position of vice chairman in 2007.  He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Mr. Blumenthal is the co-author of "An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century" (AEI Press, November 2012).

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    Email: dblumenthal@aei.org
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