FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 15 (2011)   

Raising the stakes:
The US responds to China’s growing power in the East Asian region

Published 28.11.2011

Bart Gaens
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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China’s rise, driven by impressive economic growth, rapidly escalating military spending and an increasingly assertive stance in regional affairs has triggered US aspirations to reassert the country’s influence in the Asia-Pacific.