July 22, 2010
Professor Simon Tay has written an important new book on the future of US relations with Asia – “Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.” He makes the following points:
- The United States is a declining power;
- Asia is a rising power;
- The US will to engage with Asia is waning;
- US influence in Asia is declining;
- Asian regionalism is getting stronger;
- Asia can and will be more ready to take its own path.
I will discuss each of these points.