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Issues & Insights Vol. 08 – No. 14

For over a decade, the United States has not articulated a strategy to deal with Asia. This is a marked break with the past. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, successive U.S. administrations released four "East Asia Strategy Reports" to explain U.S. policy toward this vital region. In contrast, the Bush administration has preferred to take a global approach and has deliberately refused to craft regional strategies.