The Gathering Storm: China’s Challenge to US Power in Asia

  title={The Gathering Storm: China’s Challenge to US Power in Asia},
  author={John J. Mearsheimer},
  journal={The Chinese Journal of International Politics},
  • J. Mearsheimer
  • Published 21 December 2010
  • Political Science
  • The Chinese Journal of International Politics
The United States has been the most powerful state on the planet for many decades and has deployed robust military forces in the Asia-Pacific region since the early years of the Second World War. The American presence has had significant consequences for Australia and for the wider region. This is how the Australian government sees it, at least according to the 2009 Defence White Paper: ‘Australia has been a very secure country for many decades, in large measure because the wider Asia-Pacific… 

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