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David T. Jones & Paul Tyson

The Pivot Toward Asia: Overshadowed or Missing In Action?

By David T. Jones & Paul Tyson on May 7, 2013

jones_david.jpgWashington, DC - With much fanfare, the United States announced a comprehensive and wide ranging “pivot toward Asia.”  And within Asia there is a “sub-pivot” toward Southeast Asia.
There hasn’t been much public discussion of this reordering of U.S. foreign policy, but now that the President and the Secretary of State have made Middle East excursions, let us consider our Asian shift.
One notes the first trips of the second incarnation of the Obama administration were not/not to Asia.  So one can question the pertinence of the “pivot.”


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