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PacNet #41A – The Real Rebalance of Power

Most critiques of the US ‘Rebalance to Asia’ have concluded it is more rhetoric than reality. In fact, it was never a new strategy toward the region so much as a reaction to a rebalancing of power that was occurring within the region. Asia is on the rise and that rebalance of power is of profound importance. What can be done to assure an active and constructive US role in shaping the future of the Indo-Asia Pacific?