As West Falters, Attention Turns to Asia

"Economic worries in the West lead some to look ever more at Asia. But while the region is dynamic, Asian economies remain considerably interdependent with the West -- if not susceptible to the same kinds of problems then to a prolonged downturn. Asia is rising but not ready to be alone, whether in economics or security,” says Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay.

Simon, who is based in Singapore, is chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and author of “Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.” To arrange an interview, contact the Asia Society communications department at 212-327-9271 or