Washington advanced its “rebalance” effort in Asia, with final agreement among the partners of the Trans-Pacific Partnership a major highlight in 2015. However, US diplomatic and military assets remained primarily focused in the Middle East, while the South China Sea and cybersecurity topped a worrisome list of US–China tensions.
The United States and Asia in 2015: Across the Region, US–China Competition Intensifies
Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, and Board Director of China Matters, a Sydney-based strategic advisory and public policy initiative. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Bates Gill; The United States and Asia in 2015: Across the Region, US–China Competition Intensifies. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 8–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.8
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