Guided Socialization: Using U.S. Influence to Establish an Inter Elite Culture of Cooperation in East Asia
Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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The strategic rebalance of US power in East Asia, referred to as the Asia Pivot, lacks both defined objectives and a road map to success. We contend that the central objectives of US strategic policy in East Asia are the pursuit of economic growth and continued regional stability, not necessarily US regional hegemony. However, current US policy presents a schizophrenic narrative to East Asia, unconvincingly bridging the divide between alliance-centric containment, amorphous multilateral security, and indeterminate complex interdependence.
- Government and Political Science