REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom - Thai soldiers participate in a parade as they carry various country flags during the opening ceremony for the Cobra Gold military exercise at a Royal Thai Marine corps headquarter in Chonburi, east of Bangkok February 9, 2016.

Asian Alliances Working Paper Series

Alliances & partnerships: U.S. commitments in the Asia-Pacific

July 2016

As the United States election season heats up, campaign rhetoric questioning the value of U.S. alliances overseas has kicked off a furor of debate in foreign policy circles. At this critical juncture of the United States reassessing its international obligations, contributing scholars to the Brookings Order from Chaos project offer their analyses of the various U.S. alliances and security partnerships, along with the diverse economic, diplomatic, and security challenges that impact those critical commitments.

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