The emerging and evolving Asian system today is a mixture of realist, liberal, and constructivist elements—with major powers vying for influence, while interdependence deepens, and behavioral norms and multilateral institutions develop. Such cross-trends may not make for conceptual clarity, but they do constitute the current reality.
Asia in Transition: The Evolving Regional Order
David Shambaugh, a Current History contributing editor, is a professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China policy program at George Washington University. He is the editor of Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics (University of California Press, 2005).
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David Shambaugh; Asia in Transition: The Evolving Regional Order. Current History 1 April 2006; 105 (690): 153–159. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2006.105.690.153
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