Memorandum to the President

You are the Asian specialist on the National Security Council at the White House. The President has asked you to write a two-page memorandum to him outlining where you think Asia is heading over the next twenty years. Your memorandum needs to address the growing economic and military power of China, and how that power might be used in light of China’s history. In doing so, the memo should note what China’s future relations with Japan, Vietnam, and North Korea might look like. In addition, you will need to inform the President of your views of the India-Pakistan relationship based on the history of those two nations.