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An insightful examination of the changing relationship betweenAsia and the United States

In this lucidly written and thought-provoking book, author SimonTay highlights the accelerating trends that point to Asiaincreasingly forging its own path, independent of the UnitedStates. He also describes the fundamental changes and new policydirections needed to maintain and strengthen the bonds between Asiaand the United States that have been beneficial to both since theend of the Second World War.

On the eve of the global financial crisis of 2008, the economiesof the United States and its Asian partners were deeplyinterdependent. But the different approaches taken to the crisis byAsian and Western leaders point to a new separation that may havenegative consequences for the economies and businesses of bothregions. To avoid a dangerous divide that may make us all thepoorer, Tay reveals what leaders, policy-makers, companies, andcitizens can do to find a balance that enriches us all.

  • Written by a leading public intellectual CNN's Fareed Zakariadescribes as "one of the most intelligent and reliable guides tothe region"
  • Touches on major issues in foreign policy and economics thatwill impact Asian nations and the United States over the nearfuture
  • Explains the changing nature of economic relations in theglobal economy

For foreign policy followers, politicians, and businesspeople,Asia Alone charts a path forward—together.

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