Strategy in Asia: The Past, Present, and Future of Regional Security

In Foreign Affairs, Andrew J. Nathan reviews a new book on U.S. strategy in Asia, edited by AHS speakers Thomas Mahnken and Dan Blumenthal:

"The most interesting chapters in this collection reflect on how geography affects the war-fighting options of Asian states. The region includes the mountain ranges of South Asia, the deserts of Central Asia, and the rivers of Southeast Asia. But several contributors agree that the crucial strategic domain today is the series of seas stretching along the Chinese coast that are hemmed in by the so-called first island chain."