Rethinking U.S. Primacy in East Asia

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The National Interest—Paul Heer China, East Asia Washington should seek to deescalate the current trend in the regional competition with Beijing and instead pursue opportunities to engage Beijing toward establishing a long-term, stable balance of power in the region. American policy in the Western Pacific has long been framed in terms of preventing the emergence of an exclusive, hostile hegemon that could threaten vital U.S. interests and deny American access there. The Trump administration’s National Security...

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