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

Draws Asia’s risk map incorporating economic, political, social, and security dimensions, such as lack of political community in Southeast Asia, demographic risk in India and Japan, failed economic reform in East Asia, unfinished political revolution in China, and threat of war leading from cyber war, territorial conflicts, border violence and nuclear proliferation. Diagnoses Asia’s circumstance, covering American engagement in Asia, potential causes of war in South China Sea, economic crisis and recovery led by China and Japan, labour shortage in Japan vs. overpopulation in India, violence against women in Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia. Explicates domestic politics, such as Vietnamese and Chinese communism, Thailand’s coup d’état, Myanmar’s election, North Korea’s nuclear issues, regional ethnic and religious conflicts, as well as India’s democracy. Mentions importance of regional integration and institutional mechanism of ASEAN Plus, land and maritime disputes, and risk management models for Asia from United States’ view.