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Despite recent diplomatic efforts by Washington and Beijing to keep the bilateral relationship on an even keel, China has continued to behave assertively in the Asia-Pacific. In the absence of a robust or coherent US policy for the region, China appears to have gained the upper hand in terms of the balance of power.
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Our latest Strategic Dossier examines the evolving roles of the US and China in Asia-Pacific security, regional responses to the South China Sea disputes, as well as emerging security questions relating to nuclear weapons, missiles and military cyber capabilities.
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The 16th Asia Security Summit, a unique meeting of ministers and delegates from over 50 countries, took place from 2 to 4 June in Singapore.
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