The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region

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February 28, 2017 The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region

Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin provides a reassessment of Asia’s future not only for industry and investors, but also for politicians and scholars.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Featured Speakers

Michael Auslin

Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and a former professor of history at Yale

Description

Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. In his newest book, The End of the Asian Century, he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe – but only if it acts boldly. Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin provides a reassessment of Asia’s future not only for industry and investors, but also for politicians and scholars.

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The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region

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