US Strategic Alignment: Squaring Trade and Grand Strategy in Asia

March 1, 2012

Washington must make sure that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)-led trade approach avoids weakening or dividing ASEAN. That is vital because the engagement strategy outlined and articulated by the Obama administration is focused on strengthening ASEAN as “the fulcrum” of new Asia-Pacific regional economic and security architecture.

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Topics: EAST ASIA SUMMIT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) ASIA-PACIFC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC)

Regions: SOUTHEAST ASIA

Authors: ERNEST Z. BOWER

Publishing Institution: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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