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Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics

By William H Overholt

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.

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2008

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9780521895873


Format: Book
Author: Overholt, William H
Title: Asia, America, and the transformation of geopolitics / William H. Overholt.
Publisher Date: New York : Cambridge University Press ; [Santa Monica, Calif.] : RAND Corp., 2008.
Subject: Geopolitics -- East Asia United States -- Foreign relations -- East Asia East Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States East Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Isbn: 9780521895873 (hardback) 0521895871 (hardback) 9780521720236 (paperback) 0521720230 (paperback) 9780833041753 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0833041754 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Overholt, William H.
Title: Asia, America, and the transformation of geopolitics / William H. Overholt.
Publisher, Date: New York : Cambridge University Press ; [Santa Monica, Calif.] : RAND Corp., 2008.
Description: xl, 322 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Geopolitics -- East Asia
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- East Asia
Subjects: East Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States
Subjects: East Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-315) and index.
Contents: Introduction: The inertia of foreign policies -- Cold War assumptions and changing realities -- Regional trends -- Asia's big powers : Japan and China -- Smaller places, decisive pivots : Taiwan, Korea, Southeast Asia -- The aspiring power and its near abroad : India and South Asia -- Russia and its near abroad -- The United States and the new Asia -- Scenarios for the future -- Conclusion.
LCCN: 2007023917
ISBN: 9780521895873 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521895871 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780521720236 (paperback)
ISBN: 0521720230 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780833041753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0833041754 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 327.7305 Ove