In 2020, the United States sought to implement its policy of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific to address the challenge of a rising China. US–China antagonism increased, spurred on by economic tensions and concerns for Beijing’s actions with respect to Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea, and the Uighurs, with all this occurring in the context of the global pandemic. As the Trump administration came to a close, the most pressing question was how the turn to great power competition, which intensified in 2020, would evolve under a Biden administration.
The United States and Asia in 2020: Free, Open, and Worried?
Terence Roehrig is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence after the Cold War (Columbia University Press, 2017). The views expressed in this report are the author’s alone and do not represent the official position of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the US government. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Terence Roehrig; The United States and Asia in 2020: Free, Open, and Worried?. Asian Survey 1 February 2021; 61 (1): 11–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2021.61.1.11
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