Asian Security Challenges
The decision by President Obama to renew America’s focus on Asia as a critical factor in US national security policy drew international attention to the region’s emerging security challenges. China’s rise as an economic and military power, India’s impressive growth, and Russia’s continuing engagement as an Asian power all set the stage for a more contested Asia in the next several decades. To address this emerging security challenge, the Institute for International Studies held a series of lectures over the course of 2013 examining the special issues connected with Asian security. The goal was to create a subset of the US Foreign Policy series with concentrated attention on Asia, given its identification as a critical aspect of President Obama’s foreign policy legacy. IIS will continue to identify and devote attention to similar subsets of US foreign policy as President Obama’s foreign policy prerogatives evolve through 2016.