Why America No Longer Gets Asia

Author
Evan A. Feigenbaum
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
34
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
In the fall of 2006, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia, I wandered through a bazaar in Kara-suu on the Kyrgyz—Uzbek border. The bazaar is one of Central Asia's largest and a crossroads for traders from across the volatile Ferghana Valley Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tajiks, and many others. But most remarkably, it has become home to nearly a thousand Chinese traders from Fujian, a coastal province some 3,000 miles away, lapped by the waters of the Taiwan Strait.
Political Geography
Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Asia