China's emergence as a great power is transforming the world, affecting its security, economy and physical environment. Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States explores the impact of China's rise on relations among China, India and the United States.
Chapter 7: The Evolving Security Order in Asia: Implications for US–India Relations
The Evolving Security Order in Asia: Implications for US–India Relations
Security does not operate in a vacuum, but is embedded in broader regional or global dynamics. Thus, consideration of the Asian security environment and US–Indian relations must necessarily take account of the principal elements and factors that collectively constitute the ‘system’ in the region today.1 The regional system in Asia today is quite fluid and complex. New features are appearing while old characteristics (for example, alliances and relationships) are being redefined. As a result of this fluidity, no single characteristic is dominant.
Before describing the essential elements that I believe constitute the current Asian regional system today, let me hasten to note several models that do not ...