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Defining the Region

Created on October 7, 2013

Defining the Region

Source: A New View of Asia

For our purposes “Asia” is defined geographically as bordering Iran to the west, Russia to the north, the Pacific to the east, and includes Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Pacific islands. This definition captures several critical geo-economic and geopolitical features: East Asian dynamism; the emergence of India; relationships between China and the nations of South Asia; America’s presence in the Western Pacific; and America’s network of alliances.