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

Dehumanization Nations

By Matt Daniels and Doug Bandow. Real Clear World. December 12, 2018.

The Fateful Arrest That Could Poison America’s Relationship with China

By Doug Bandow. American Conservative. December 11, 2018.

Desperate Pakistani Christians Languish in Thailand. the U.S. Should Provide Asylum

By Doug Bandow. The Press Enterprise. December 10, 2018.

Cato Studies

Avoiding a Korean Calamity: Why Resolving the Dispute with Pyongyang Requires Keeping the Peace

By Doug Bandow. Policy Analysis No. 840. April 26, 2018.

Where’s the Beef? Finding a Better Way to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Conflicts

By Simon Lester and Huan Zhu. Free Trade Bulletin No. 71. November 8, 2017.

Responsible Stakeholders: Why the United States Should Welcome China’s Economic Leadership

By Colin Grabow. Policy Analysis No. 821. October 3, 2017.

Articles

Securing Energy from the Gulf amid Geopolitical Strife: Japan, South Korea, and the GCC

June Park and Emma Ashford. The Gulf States., Asia and the Indian Ocean: Ensuring the Security of the Sea Lanes. June 30, 2018.

Why Indonesia Must Embrace Liberal Economic Reforms

Steve H. Hanke. Strategic Review. Vol. 7. No. 4. October 2017.

US Toppled Suharto but Learned Little

Steve H. Hanke. OMFIF Bulletin. August 14, 2017.

Cato Reviews & Journals

China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation by Bradley M. Gardner

Daniel Griswold. Cato Journal. Winter 2018.

What I Learned in North Korea

Doug Bandow. Policy Report. November/December 2017.

The Little-Known Story of Milton Friedman in China

Julian Gewirtz. Policy Report. September/October 2017.

Events

The New Gulag Archipelago: How China “Reeducates” the Uyghurs and Why the World Should Be Alarmed

Featuring Nury Turkel, Sophie Richardson, Sigal Samuel, & Mustafa Akyol. November 28, 2018. Policy Forum.

#CatoConnects: After the North Korea Summit

Featuring Doug Bandow, Eric Gomez, and Caleb O. Brown. June 13, 2018. Cato Connects.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?

Featuring Governor Bill Richardson, Joe Cirincione, Suzanne DiMaggio, Eric Gomez, Joshua Pollack, Michael Auslin, Doug Bandow, John Glaser, Rajan Menon, & Ted Galen Carpenter. November 6, 2017. Conference.

Speeches

The Competition for World Resources: China’s Demand for Commodities

By Daniel Griswold. February 8, 2007.

The Future of NAFTA: “Hecho en China”?

By Daniel Griswold. November 15, 2006.

China: Mega-Threat or Quiet Dragon

By Daniel J. Ikenson. March 6, 2006.