Asia's Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance by Richard McGregor

By Richard McGregor

For greater than part a century, American strength within the Pacific has effectively saved the peace. however it has additionally cemented the tensions within the poisonous contention among China and Japan, fed on with unending heritage wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the mix of those forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's outdated alliances threatens to upend the zone. If the U.S. helped lay the postwar foundations for contemporary Asia, Asia's Reckoning will display how that constitution is now crumbling.

With unrivalled entry to data within the US and Asia, in addition to a number of the significant gamers in all 3 international locations, Richard McGregor has written a story which blends the tectonic shifts in international relations with the family political tendencies and personalities using them. it's a tale not just of an overstretched the USA, but additionally of the increase and fall and upward thrust of the nice powers of Asia. The confrontational direction on which China and Japan have more and more set themselves isn't any basic spat among neighbours. And the fallout will be a political and fiscal tsunami.

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