Asia in the World: Economic, Political, Military, and Social Challenges | Wilson Center
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Asia in the World: Economic, Political, Military, and Social Challenges

As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In a recently updated edition of International Relations of Asia, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. Join David Shambaugh, Michael Yahuda, Amitav Acharya, Robert Sutter, and Phillip Saunders to discuss developments in Asia, and the role of leading external and regional powers.

A reception will follow the book launch.


  • David Shambaugh

    Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University (Former Wilson Center Fellow)
  • Michael Yahuda

    Professor Emeritus in International Relations, the London School of Economics Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center of Asian Studies, Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Robert Sutter

    professor of practice of international affairs, George Washington University
  • Amitav Acharya

    professor of international relations, American University
  • Phillip Saunders

    director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, National Defense University