December 20, 2013

Thank China for Driving Allies to U.S.

Robert Manning, The National Interest

The Associated Press

At a moment when few give the Obama administration much credit for either competence or strategy, a cascade of events in East Asia in recent days, not least John Kerry’s trip to Southeast Asia, point to important gains for the stabilizing and offshore-balancing role of U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific.

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