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The United States’ pivot to Asia is spurring a new round of military competition in the Asia‑Pacific region. This paper argues that this is doing more harm than good to the long‑term relationship between the United States and Asian nations, particularly between the United States and China. Money could be saved from the military efforts to focus on a civic pivot to build stronger intercultural bonds between the United States and Asia. Proposed measures include the creation of more rigorous educational programs on Asian languages and civilizations for Americans to cultivate a deeper understanding of and identification with Asian civilizations.
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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会
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