U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

Empowering Allies and Partners

Abraham M. Denmark

Columbia University Press

U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

Pub Date: October 2020

ISBN: 9780231197656

264 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: October 2020

ISBN: 9780231197649

264 Pages

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Pub Date: October 2020

ISBN: 9780231552271

264 Pages

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U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

Empowering Allies and Partners

Abraham M. Denmark

Columbia University Press

As the Indo-Pacific emerges as the world’s most strategically consequential region and competition with China intensifies, the United States must adapt its approach if it seeks to preserve its power and sustain regional stability and prosperity. Yet as China grows more powerful and aggressive and the United States appears increasingly unreliable, the Indo-Pacific has become riven with uncertainty. These dynamics threaten to undermine the region’s unprecedented peace and prosperity.

U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century offers vital perspective on the future of power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, focusing on the critical roles that American allies and partners can play. Abraham M. Denmark argues that these alliances and partnerships represent indispensable strategic assets for the United States. They will be necessary in any effort by Washington to compete with China, promote prosperity, and preserve a liberal order in the Indo-Pacific. Blending academic rigor and practical policy experience, Denmark analyzes the future of major-power competition in the region, with an eye toward American security interests. He details a pragmatic approach for the United States to harness the power of its allies and partners to ensure long-term regional stability and successfully navigate the complexities of the new era.
Few have examined in detail what kind of policies the United States should adopt toward its treaty allies in Asia and how to do so. U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century does so expertly, filling a big gap in the current policy debate. M. Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About the Author

Abraham M. Denmark is director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. He served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.