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While the American alliance system in Asia has been fundamental to the region's security and prosperity for seven decades, today it encounters challenges from the growth of China-based regional organizations.
How was the American alliance system originally established in Asia, and is it currently under threat? How are competing security designs being influenced by the United States and China?
Victor Cha is former director for Asian affairs at the White House's National Security Council and the author of Powerplay. He is currently director of Asian Studies and holds the D. S. Song Chair in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Cha is an expert on Asia and appears on CNN and MSNBC.