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What the Asian debate about U.S. hegemony tells us

Updated On: Sep 21, 2010

Evelyn Goh
UNITED STATES Pacnet #39A, Centre for Strategic & International Studies

Recent Asian debates about the US role in global and regional security stem from two decades of strategic transition from Cold War bipolarity to uncertain US unipolarity challenged by unilateralism and rising powers. These debates span the region, and are driven as much by domestic political transitions and nationalist imperatives as they are by longer-term strategic planning.

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