Tag: Pivot to Asia

Will Trump Complete the Pivot to Asia?

Will Trump Complete the Pivot to Asia?

Barack Obama failed to execute an economic and military pivot to Asia. Will Donald Trump pick up the fumble and run with it? James Mattis visited Asia this month on his first foreign trip as the new head of the Pentagon. It was less a get-acquainted visit than a damage control tour. His boss,...

Can the Pivot to Asia Survive a Trump Presidency?

Can the Pivot to Asia Survive a Trump Presidency?

Obama leaves a mixed legacy in the Asia Pacific. A Trump administration may reverse much of it. Presidential transitions are seldom flawless affairs. Yet, by all accounts, Donald J. Trump’s has been a mess. Trump has not taken to the role of president-elect well, either acting as if the...

In a Post-Obama World

In a Post-Obama World

Obama is not only a pop-cultural phenomenon, but also a pragmatic leader. His successor will have to deal with a worldwide net of dependencies. At the end of his eighth and final address at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, US President Barack Obama pulled a “Kobe Bryant” when...

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