Asia Policy 13.2

Asia Policy 13.2
April 2018

April 23, 2018 ISBN 1559-0968

Asia Policy 13.2 includes a roundtable on the U.S. and Chinese visions of order in East Asia from the perspectives of regional countries; a special essay that examines Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s shift to a more proactive and independent Japanese foreign policy, an article on the growing rivalry between the United States and China that offers recommendations on how to adjust U.S. foreign policy toward China, an essay discussing Kazakhstan’s initiatives to modernize the country, and a roundtable on Frédéric Grare’s new book India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry.


Contending Visions of the Regional Order in East Asia

Bhubhindar Singh, Yuen Foong Khong, Feng Zhang, Takashi Terada, Xinquan Tu, Yue Lyu, Hideshi Tokuchi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Andrew Carr, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Dewi Fortuna Anwar, and Tran Viet Thai

Special Essay

Japan’s Return to Great Power Politics: Abe’s Restoration

Kenneth B. Pyle


Avoiding U.S.-China Competition Is Futile: Why the Best Option Is to Manage Strategic Rivalry

Timothy R. Heath and William R. Thompson


Kazakhstan at a Crossroads

Charles J. Sullivan

Book Review Roundtable

Frédéric Grare’s India Turns East: International Engagement and U.S.-China Rivalry

Aparna Pande, Sunil Dasgupta, Deepa Ollapally, Andrew Small, and Frederic Grare

About Asia Policy

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers. Asia Policy is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Learn more