The Asia Pacific has always been of utmost importance for the United States. For decades, the Asia Pacific region has assisted the United States in economic and national security. Similarly, it has also been handy for the U.S in pursuing its national and international interests. However, the relationship between the U.S has been seemingly one-sided rather than bilateral. Recently, these countries have been quite reluctant to pursue the interests of the U.S, given the fact that they are unhappy with the outcome of the relationship with the U.S.
More than ever before, the United States has to put new strategies in place to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with Asia Pacific countries. Today, as the U.S is head to head with the world’s largest economy, China, that is all set to become the next superpower. On top of that, the United States is on the brink of war with Russia – where Putin’s aggression in Ukraine has raised serious eyebrows among the American leadership.
How America Can Benefit From Asia Pacific Collaboration?
As mentioned earlier, Asia Pacific countries are rich in technology and are of utmost geopolitical importance. Apart from the economic and security assistance, the United States can access resources in these regions to counter China and other emerging powers like Russia.
Here are the Asia Pacific countries that are of utmost importance to the U.S:
Of course, there are more countries on this list. But the above-mentioned countries have absolute geopolitical importance as for as the U.S is concerned.
While China is seizing the world power by exceeding in technology, these countries will assist the United States in technological advancement. As highlighted by the Chinese president, Xi Jin Ping, China is headed to becoming the world’s leading power, leaving the United States behind. That said, if the United States comes on the same page with countries like Japan and Canada, it can effectively handle the Chinese prowess.
Geopolitical Importance of Asia Pacific Countries
As these countries are closely linked with China geographically, both China and the U.S are in the race to win the diplomacies of these regions. If America puts something on the table for like-minded countries like Japan and Canada, it can tackle Chinese prowess with great efficacy. This way, America will not only have a massive technology hub. Instead, it can secure its national interests and diplomacy with mutual collaboration.
Similarly, these regions can also equip the United States with the essentials it needs. For example, the U.S was unable to import enough medicare equipment and first aid from Asian countries during the pandemic – while other countries did. This was because of the lack of diplomacy with these nations.
Thus, if a mutual collaboration is built with Asia Pacific regions, America can get all the demanding needs of the day. That is why it is a great time for the Biden administration to reassess the previous American strategies and develop a new relationship with Asia Pacific countries.