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Rising Asia

Dennis Blair

Dennis Blair, the new national intelligence director, appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Intelligence on Thursday. Blair delivered the US intelligence community’s annual threat assessment to Congress.

In Blair’s written testimony he highlighted the rise of Asia.

“All together—Japan, the ‘tiger’ economies like South Korea and Taiwan as well as the rising giants of China and India point to the ‘rise of Asia’ as a defining characteristic of the 21st century. China’s reemergence as a major power with global impact is especially affecting the regional balance of power.”

Photo from Susan Walsh/Associated Press.



David Kampf

David Kampf is a writer and researcher based in Washington, DC. He is also a columnist for Asia Chronicle. He analyzes international politics, foreign policy and economic development, and his pieces have appeared in various publications, including China Rights Forum, African Security Review and World Politics Review. Recently, he directed communications for the U.S. Agency for International Development and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Rwanda. Prior to living in East Africa, he worked in China and studied in Brazil, India and South Africa.

Area of Focus
International Politics; Foreign Affairs; Economic Development