Prospects for a U.S. decline in global power generated by political strife and protracted economic recession at home have affected Washington’s regional diplomatic presence and strategic influence in the Asia-Pacific. Ongoing regional power politics and economic imperatives may constrain the ability of the U.S. to quickly recover from the largely self-imposed damage it has inflicted on its future role as a central regional player.
The United States and Asia in 2013: From Primacy to Marginalization?
William T. Tow is Professor in the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific in Canberra.
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William T. Tow; The United States and Asia in 2013: From Primacy to Marginalization?. Asian Survey 1 February 2014; 54 (1): 12–21. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.12
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