East Asia is likely to grow in economic importance to the United States in coming years, but that makes it even more essential for Washington to simultaneously reduce the military burden on the American economy and force its trading partners to bear the full cost of their own defense. Otherwise U.S. firms will have difficulty taking advantage of expanding economic opportunities in the region.

More on East Asia

Commentary

Taiwan: the Latest Claimant to Roil the South China Sea

By Ted Galen Carpenter. The National Interest (Online). January 29, 2016.

What Davos Missed by Excluding North Korea

By Doug Bandow. National Interest (Online). January 23, 2016.

No Good Ignoring Nuclear North Korea

By Doug Bandow. China-US Focus. January 21, 2016.

Cato Studies

China’s Challenge: Expanding the Market, Limiting the State

By James A. Dorn. Working Paper No. 34. December 3, 2015.

State Capitalism vs. Private Enterprise

By Donghua Chen, Dequan Jiang, Alexander Ljungqvist, Haitian Lu, & Mingming Zhou. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 28. June 17, 2015.

Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Lies Ahead?

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 61. June 8, 2015.

Articles

The Korea Syndrome: An Examination of War-Weariness Theory

Brad Stapleton. Journal of Cold War Studies. Vol. 17. No. 3. Summer 2015.

The Contradictions of U.S. China Policy: Implications for the U.S. Air Force

Justin Logan. The Asia-Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunities. 2013.

U.S. Policy toward the Two Koreas after the U.S. and ROK Elections in 2012

Doug Bandow. International Journal of Korean Studies. Vol. 16. No. 2. Winter 2012.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China

James A. Dorn. Cato Journal. Fall 2015.

China’s Political-Economic Institutions and Development

Chenggang Xu. Cato Journal. Fall 2015.

Defending Sweatshops

Pierre Lemieux. Regulation. Summer 2015.

Events

The Deteriorating State of Human Rights in China

Featuring Xia Yeliang and Ian Vásquez. November 23, 2015. Policy Forum.

The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

Featuring Justin Logan. May 26, 2015. Book Forum.

The Logic of the Market: An Insider’s View of Chinese Economic Reform

Featuring Xia Yeliang and James A. Dorn. January 22, 2015. Book Forum.

Speeches