ON-Lion Letter
In the new Strategic Asia 2012-13: China's Military Challenge, leading experts assess and forecast the impact of China's growing military capabilities.  Published by The National Bureau of Asian Research in Seattle, the annual Strategic Asia volumes incorporates assessments of economic, political, and military trends and focuses on the strategies that drive policy in the region.

Contributions to this year's volume seek to answer several questions.  Among them:  What are China's strategic aims?  What are the challenges and opportunities facing the United States?  How is the region responding to China's military power and to the U.S. policy of "strategic rebalancing"?

It is edited by Ashley J. Tellis and Travis Tanner.  Tellis is The National Bureau of Asian Research's Strategic Asia Program research director and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Tanner is a senior project director at The National Bureau of Asian Research and director of its Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies.

"The challenges of China's growing military capacity and more aggressive foreign policy come at a difficult time," according to the Strategic Asia 2012-13 preface by National Bureau of Asian Research co-founder and president Richard J. Ellings.  "Though the Obama administration now seeks to refocus America's strategic attention on the Asia-Pacific and reinvigorate our alliances and partnerships in the region, such plans seem to be 'colliding with the realities of the defense budget,' a Dan Blumenthal
argues cogently in this volume."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports The National Bureau of Asian Research's Strategic Asia Program.
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