Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

Asia Foundation Report: Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia: The Future of the Rebalance

The Asia Foundation report presents policy recommendations for the incoming U.S. administration on issues most important to three sub-regions of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Asia’s rising strategic importance cannot be denied.
— The Asia Foundation

The 2016 U.S. elections have emerged as a signal moment in the evolution of America’s engagement with the world and its commitment to the international order that it was instrumental in building. At the same time, with 60 percent of the world’s population and some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Asia’s rising strategic importance cannot be denied.

The Asia Foundation report is formulated as a set of strategic recommendations—including a concise top 10—for the new administration on U.S. foreign policy priorities in Asia. These are:

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  • Maintain a strong American presence in the Asia Pacific
  • Support Asian regional architecture 
  • Ratify TPP
  • Rethink U.S. strategy on the Korean peninsula
  • Pursue a balanced approach towards China
  • Ratify UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Work with India to address South Asian security
  • Do not abandon Afghanistan 
  • Play a leading role in nontraditional security 
  • Continue to project American “soft power”

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