Manifest Destiny and the Pacific Century: Europe as No.3?

  • Robert O’Brien

Abstract

Reflecting upon the changes of the early post-Cold War era, the Director of the Washington based think-tank Institute for International Economics argued that future US foreign policy would be characterized by the ’primacy of economics.’1 With the end of the bipolar nuclear standoff, attention would move to economic relations between the triad powers in Europe, the Americas and East Asia. Security concerns would still exist, but they would not be the primary focus of US foreign policy as they had been in the Cold War environment. Although such an argument might be expected from the head of an economics institute, there is substantial support both for the view that economic issues are increasingly salient and that the rise of the Asia-Pacific region is a major challenge to US policy.

Keywords

Migration Economic Crisis Europe Explosive Triad 

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