I am going to focus on the future, but first we must glance bricf1y at the era immediately following World War II. Competition in the Pacific basin can reasonably be divided in to three separate areas-military, political, and economic.
Inman, Bobby R.
"Competition in the Pacific Basin,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 40:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol40/iss1/5