November 20, 2012

U.S. Asia Pivot Slowed by Reality

The National, The National

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The South-east Asia tour will be welcomed by some, and seen as an implicit threat by others. As the US president meets Asian leaders in Cambodia today at the East Asia Summit, his presence will be seen as a counterbalance to Chinese influence in the region. The "pivot" is often seemed as a manoeuvre to contain Beijing's increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

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