December 26, 2013

The Year America Pivoted Back to the Middle East

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The Associated Press

I executed a personal pivot to Asia this year, with separate trips to South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and China (twice). There was certainly plenty to write about – new leadership in China, Abenomics in Japan, Sino-Japanese confrontation, nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Yet, on more than one occasion, I found myself sitting in a hotel room in East Asia -- but writing about the Middle East.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East, John Kerry, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Palestinians

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