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America's Economic Future Hinges on Its Partnership with Asia

America's Economic Future Hinges on Its Partnership with Asia

A positive, holistic American narrative would influence decisions across Asia, and serve U.S. interests in the bargain. 

To be sure, such a narrative is just a starting point. To be effective, it must be backed by sustained attention, resources and action. But determining what story America wishes to tell about its own role in Asia is the necessary first step.

Richard Fontaine is president of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Daniel Kliman is the senior fellow in the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program.

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