“Testifying before a U.S. Congressional Commission, Ely Ratner, executive director of the Center for a New American Security, warned, ‘The United States is losing this competition in ways that increase the likelihood not just of the crumbling of the U.S.-led order in Asia, but also the rise of a China-dominated region.’ In such a scenario, he cautioned, ‘the region will be less free, less open, and less inclusive than it is today,’ and it would take ‘generations (at least) to revive central elements of today’s liberal international order…'”

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