The Asia Society
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In 1993, several mainstream international relations experts claimed that Asia was ripe for rivalry. They argued that Asia would become the next conflict hotspot due to a combination of nationalism, power rivalries, historical animosity, arms buildups, and energy needs. Instead, the region became the engine of world growth, home to an economic boom that has lifted millions out of poverty and shaken up the global balance of power. Two decades later, Asia’s moment of reckoning might have finally arrived. Numerous potential conflicts have the potential to change the political landscape.
Join Victor Cha as he explains how the status quo between the region’s powers is now shifting in troubling and perhaps irreparable ways.
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