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University of California Press
Published in Asian Survey, 54(1) 2014: 12-21.
Prospects for a US decline in global power generated by political strife and protracted economic recession at home have affected Washington’s regional diplomatic presence and strategic influence in the Asia-Pacific. Ongoing regional power politics and economic imperatives may constrain the ability of the US to quickly recover from the largely self-imposed damage it has inflicted on its future role as a central regional player.