Accession Number:

AD1104718

Title:

COVID-19 and Indo-Pacific Strategy: Korea is Up, China is Down, and the US (For Now) is Out

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to over three million confirmed infections and more than one hundred thousand dead globally. In the United States, over sixty thousand people have died and more than 1 million have been infected. According to epidemiologists, this is only the first phase. Thus, near-term success against the outbreak reflects a current snapshot in time, not necessarily a permanent outcome. In light of our very preliminary understanding of the long-term impact of the outbreak and national-level responses, there are discernible trends about how countries responses are impacting their standing in key regions and around the world. Few regions offer such stark contrast in stories as the Indo-Pacific. In that region, South Korea is up, China is down, and the United States is out. These shifts may or may not endure. What is increasingly clear, however, is that ineffective responsesperceived at home or abroadwill limit policymakers freedom of action for some time to come.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE