Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
A new era is dawning in the Asia-Pacific. After two and a half decades in which US military dominance has ensured regional peace and prosperity, China’s rapid growth in power is threatening the prevailing order. As the region faces a host of challenges that include North Korea’s nuclear development scheme, the questionable future of the Pyongyang regime, and escalating territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China’s role remains undefined.
Fortunately, the Asia-Pacific region is home to many vibrant democracies that can work together to promote their common set of values and to ensure the region’s continued stability and prosperity....