July 2, 2009
Obama Courts China at Asia's Expense
Brahma Chellaney, Times of India
The key reason why India ranks lower in the policy profile of the Barack Obama administration than it did under President George W Bush is that America's Asia policy is no longer guided by an overarching geopolitical framework. In fact, after five months in office, Obama's approach on Asia lacks a distinct strategic imprint and thus appears fragmented. His administration may have a policy approach towards each major Asian country and issue, but still lacks a strategy on how to build an enduring power equilibrium in Asia.
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