September 11, 2017
Geopolitical cracks are widening in East Asia, a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The historic rivalry between China and Japan is threatening to upend the peace that has held since World War II. With unrivaled access to archives in the U.S. and Asia, and to many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor has written a tale which blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with the domestic political trends and personalities driving them. In this Cover to Cover episode, McGregor discusses U.S. power and the fate of the Pacific arena.