"The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and 21st Century Relations" (2nd ed.) Book Launch with Professor Robert Sutter

The Elliott School Book Launch Series, National Bureau of Asian Research, and Sigur Center for Asian Studies invite you to an event celebrating the launch of Professor Robert Sutter's new book with and Roy Kamphausen of the National Bureau of Asian Research. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided.

Book signing from 1:30-1:45pm
Book sale from 1:30-1:45pm & 3-3:15pm

Monday, December 9th, 2019
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Rm 602, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

About the Event:
Dr. Sutter wrote the first edition of this book five years ago, discerning five major determinants of Asian regional dynamics since the end of the 20th century. They are: 
- Changing power relationships —  notably China’s rise
- Economic globalization
- Regional hot spots — notably North Korea
- Growing multilateralism
- US engagement and withdrawal. 

He concluded that the Obama government’s re-balance policy fit regional dynamics well. This second edition explains Obama’s failure to deal effectively with expanding Chinese assertiveness, setting the stage for acute US-China rivalry that dominates regional dynamics going forward. Professor Sutter’s talk on December 9 will focus on assessing that rivalry and its growing impact on the region.

This event is free, open to the public, and on the record.  

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