Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

In “Making the Case for a More Robust Regional Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific,” U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort II scholar Jeffrey Hornung (Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies) notes that three functions performed by a regional security architecture “– facilitating cooperation, defining expectations of appropriateness, and engaging all states regardless of size — are important given the need to adapt to the new conditions of distributed power and increasingly complex security problems.”  He concludes that the United States needs to make a stronger case for an Asia-Pacific RSA “by focusing on these very basic functions.”  This editorial was published on the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ website June 16, 2014.