Whereas the economic and political rise of Asian countries such as China, Japan, the Koreas, and the ASEAN member states has been momentous, these nations have been facing serious challenges in every field of development. The most crucial and grievous challenge to be faced by the Asian countries, in my observation, will arise from the area of politics, economics, and international relations. These three elements are vitally connected and progress in each of these areas depends on the consistency in the other two departments. “The economic and political development choices made by each of the Asia Pacific states influenced their relations with one another as well as with countries outside the region...” (Kaup, 2007, P. 5). Significantly, the patterns of international interaction based on the political and economic rise of Asian countries are fundamental to the overall development of Asia. Several studies on the prospects for stability in the Asia-Pacific have emphasized the role of politics, economics and international relations for the growth and stability in the region. As Michael Mastanduno maintains, the Asia-Pacific is a mosaic of conflicting cultures and political regime types, shifting power balances, and rapid economic change.