Asia’s new geopolitics is characterized by conflicting interests and rivalries that are rapidly intensifying. India just surpassed China this year as the world’s most populous country and has its sights set on becoming a major power player regionally and globally. China is a threat to this vision as it moves to become the dominant state in the region and increasingly antagonistic toward India. America’s attention is on maintaining liberal order in the region along with Japan. Each party is frustrated with the current balance of power. Will it be possible to establish a state of equilibrium in Asia or Is a collision course inevitable?
Michael Auslin, PhD, is the Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A historian by training, he specializes in US policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region.
Dr. Auslin is the author of six books, including Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific and the best-selling The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region. He is a longtime contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and his writing appears in other leading publications, including the Financial Times, The Spectator, and Foreign Policy. He comments regularly for US and foreign print and broadcast media.
He has served as a professor, resident scholar, advisor, and/or fellow with numerous leading academic and research institutions, including Yale University, American Enterprise Institute, University of Tokyo, Asia at the Halifax International Security Forum, London’s Policy Exchange, and Foreign Policy Research Institute. Among his honors are being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, and a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow.
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