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Is India on America’s Strategic Map of Asia?

When I listened to Prime Minister Singh’s speech at the Council on Foreign Relations during his visit to Washington, I was struck by how well Singh seemed to understand his audience. In spite of major differences in American and Indian approaches to global issues from climate to nonproliferation/arms control to human rights, Singh spoke of common values–an approach that speaks to the way Americans of all political stripes think about the world.

But even as Singh and Obama spoke of shared interests and shared values, there is something lacking in Washington’s approach to the strategic aspect of the relationship. The biggest question coming out of the trip is: was Singh able to place India back on America’s strategic map? Read More »

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Regionalism, Trade, and American Engagement

I’ve been working for the past few months on preparing a report, The United States in the New Asia, which was released today by the Council on Foreign Relations. The authors, Evan Feigenbaum and Bob Manning, are veterans of the Bush administration with a deep appreciation for Asian sensibilities.

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[13 October 2009, Comments Off on Japan’s “East Asian Community” and Its Impact on America’s Interests, Tags: , , , , , , , , , ]

Today’s excellent Foreign Policy article by Dan Sneider and Richard Katz attempts to make sense of Japanese PM Hatoyama’s concept of an “East Asian Community.” This is an article well worth reading. The main argument: just because Japan is looking more towards Asia does not mean that Japan is distancing itself from the United States. Indeed, the U.S. has encouraged Japan to take on a more assertive regional profile in the past. The region is changing, and it is to be expected that the U.S.-Japan alliance will need to change as well.

But Sneider is overly dismissive of some important trends that do materially affect U.S. interests.

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