This episode of ChinaPower examines the development of two competing conceptions of Asia—an “Economic Asia,” characterized by trade integration and a rising tide of interconnected growth, and a “Security Asia” beset by powerful nationalisms and clashing security concepts. After reviewing the predictions he made in a co-authored 2012 essay about Asia’s trajectory, our guest, Evan Feigenbaum, discussed how China and the United States exert influence and the evolving roles of each in the region. He examined current trends to explore whether the model of two colliding “Asias” remains valid and where he believes the region is headed in the future.

This podcast was originally broadcast by ChinaPower.