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The End of the Asian Century?: Trump, Europe, and the Race to Manage the Risks Threatening Asia's Future

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Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea, and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Far from being a cohesive powerhouse, the Indo-Pacific is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability, in need of greater economic reform, more security cooperation, and more responsive government. What role can the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States play in managing risk in Asia over the coming decade? Will President Trump pursue a policy of confrontation and economic mercantilism, while reducing America’s security commitments?

About Michael Auslin

Michael Auslin, a former associate professor of history at Yale, is currently a resident scholar and director of Japan studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of the recently-published The End of the Asian Century. War, stagnation and the risks to the world’s most dynamic region (2017).

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