ABSTRACT

Bringing together a number of recognized international experts, this book considers the impact of changes in American foreign policy on the East Asian region, as well as the evolving nature of American policy itself. Specific case studies consider America's relations with the most important countries of the region, including China, a potential strategic rival, Japan, still the second largest economy in the world, and Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country. These case studies and others are complemented with more theoretical and thematic considerations of the nature of American hegemony, its historical links to the region, security policy, economic ties, and American attitudes toward emerging East Asian regionalism.

Bush and Asia provides a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the Bush administration's relations with what will be the twenty-first century's most dynamic and strategically significant region.

part |2 pages

Part I Themes

part |2 pages

PART II Cases

chapter 6|12 pages

Bush’s search for absolute security and the rise of China

ByPETER VAN NESS

chapter 7|19 pages

Japan and the Bush agenda: Alignment or divergence?

ByAURELIA GEORGE MULGAN

chapter 8|17 pages

Thailand and the United States: beyond hegemony?

ByMICHAEL K . CONNORS

chapter 10|17 pages

The United States, Bush and Indonesia: Bitter memories, new eggshells

ByDAVID BOURCHIER