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Financial Crisis And Asia's Changing Balance Of Powers, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2013

Financial Crisis And Asia's Changing Balance Of Powers, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The 2008 financial crisis led to the most serious global recession since the 1930s (Krugman 2009). The crisis originated in the United States, with its origin in the excess in the US housing and mortgage markets. Persistent high unemployment and declining personal net worth contributed to Americans' sense of insecurity and turned their attention inward: reorginizing dysfunctional financial institutions, revitalizing the economy, adopting a more cautious foreign policy, and locking in presidential election-year politicking. Beginning in 2011, several European countries became afflicted with economic crises, threatening the cohesiveness and viability of the euro zone. While traditional American and European powerhouses ...


Commentary: The Eight Dimensions Of A Cross-Strait Peace Agreement, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2012

Commentary: The Eight Dimensions Of A Cross-Strait Peace Agreement, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

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U.S. Policy Toward Strategic Asia Since September 11: Expanding Power Or Promoting Values?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Dec 2003

U.S. Policy Toward Strategic Asia Since September 11: Expanding Power Or Promoting Values?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper examines the change and continuity of U.S. policy toward Strategic Asia after September 11 and discusses the impact of September 11 on regional security trends. The main arguments are: (1) the anti-terror war codenamed Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)-which successfully destroyed the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, dislodged the Taliban regime that provided Al-Qaeda with sanctuary in Afghanistan, and then turned to a "second front" in Southeast Asia-has advanced U.S. power and standing in Strategic Asia; (2) OEF constitutes a major ingredient in the emerging Bush Doctrine; (3) while the doctrine exemplified by OEF appears to follow realist ...