Economic conditions in Asia are generally favorable, with growth rates remaining strong in all except a few nations. Political conditions vary, with certain states facing significant degrees of instability, especially the democracies. Three forces, internationalism, nationalism, and communalism continue to rise in Asia, with each nation faced with the challenge of handling these semiconflictual forces. On balance, however, events in 2007 support cautious optimism.
The United States and Asia in 2007: A Region in Transition
Robert A. Scalapino is Robson Research Professor of Government, Emeritus, and was the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He was also the founding Editor of Asian Survey.
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Robert A. Scalapino; The United States and Asia in 2007: A Region in Transition. Asian Survey 1 February 2008; 48 (1): 5–12. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2008.48.1.5
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