pacific forum History of Pacific Forum

PacNet #33 – Asia-US Bond Remains Strong

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.