America’s military intervention in Iraq has catalyzed major changes in the Middle East, but the ramifications of its military campaigns around the world, particularly in Asia, remain understudied. Throughout major capitals in Asia discussions relating to America’s staying power and influence are becoming more pronounced.
This is most evident in China where strategists and policymakers are attempting to articulate how Chinese power and influence should be exerted in this strategic environment. Chinese officials, strategists, and academics have followed the Iraq war very carefully; however, their views have yet to be thoroughly explored.
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