Introduction: Is the United States in Decline in the Asia-Pacific? Chapter 1: Historical Lessons and the Evolution of U.S. Relations with the Asia-Pacific Chapter 2: U.S. Priorities and Concerns Regarding China and Korea Chapter 3: U.S. Priorities and Concerns Regarding Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Chapter 4: U.S. Priorities and Concerns Regarding South Asia, Central Asia, and Asian Russia Chapter 5: Determinants of Regional Dynamics Important to the United States Chapter 6: Chinese and Taiwanese Government Priorities Chapter 7: Japanese and Korean Government Priorities Chapter 8: Priorities in Southeast, South, and Central Asia and Russia Chapter 9: Regional Trends and Their Implications for U.S. Leadership Chapter 10: Outlook and Recommendations
Robert G. Sutter was an analyst of Asian and Pacific affairs and American foreign policy for the U.S. government for thirty years. Sutter is professor of practice in international affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University.
A carefully researched and crafted book that provides readers with a balanced view of the U.S. role in the region. Sutter writes in a compact and highly informative manner. The book is useful for readers with an interest in empirical facts of U.S.-Asia relations and students of international relations in the Asia Pacific. Contemporary Southeast Asia We've been hearing for years that the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific is in decline in reverse correlation with the rising prominence of China. Sutter's masterful study lays aside this simplistic perspective in favor of a strongly historical, multidimensional view of U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific and a clear understanding of the fundamental forces shaping the region. A new order is rising in Asia. This is a compelling argument for why the United States will remain a part of it. -- Mark Borthwick, East-West Center