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Keeping Up With Asia

America and the New Balance of Power

Author: Yoichi Funabashi
September/October 2008
Foreign Affairs


The Bush administration will leave a reasonably positive legacy behind in Asia, including stronger U.S.-Japanese security cooperation and improved ties with Beijing. To build on this, the next U.S. president should pursue more dialogue with both Japan and China, deepen the United States' commitment to multilateral institution building in Asia, and boost American "soft power" there.

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