Security Leverage, Structural power and US Strategy in East Asia
Oxford University Press (OUP) for Royal Institute of International Affairs
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What is the utility of US military power when seeking to generate international economic arrangements conducive to its national interests? Developing the concepts of positive and negative structural power we argue that regional American primacy in East Asia has allowed it to leverage its military power into generating political-economic institutional outcomes that have reinforced its broader leadership role. The US may well continue its deep engagement or follow a path of retrenchment under President Trump. Both grand strategic options will impact on its capacity to leverage its positive and negative structural power and have implications for US hegemony and the region’s political economy.
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Published online 16 May 2017