June 10, 2013

The Emerging Asia Power Web: The Rise of Bilateral Intra-Asian Security Ties

By Ely Ratner, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Richard Fontaine and Zachary Hosford

The Asia team at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) explores the “Asia Power Web,” a term the team developed to describe the growing trend of intra-Asian defense and security cooperation among six key countries – Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.  In The Emerging Asia Power Web: The Rise of Bilateral Intra-Asian Security Ties, the authors note that these developing ties have profound implications for regional security and U.S. strategy in Asia.  Senior Director of the Asia-Security Program Patrick M. Cronin, President Richard Fontaine, Research Associate Zachary M. Hosford, former Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Ely Ratner and Researcher Alexander Sullivan, all of CNAS, note that, in addition to closer ties with each other, Asian nations yearn for a greater American presence in the region and therefore urge the United States to “double down on its commitment to rebalance attention and resources to Asia.” 

  • Ely Ratner

  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...

  • Richard Fontaine

    President

    Richard Fontaine is the President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from 2009-2012 and previously as fo...

  • Zachary Hosford