Obama’s Pivot in the Trump Era

In 2011, President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech in Canberra  that announced the US would  “pivot” its focus to Asia in a bid to establish an enduring framework for engagement. In doing so the President s... Read More...

Trump’s Meddling in Asia

United States President Donald Trump’s focus on North Korea is playing into Chinese hands and, by default, further weakening the US position in a Southeast Asia increasingly subject to Chinese carrots and sticks. Trump’s “war” on the North makes little sens... Read More...

US Faces Growing Troubles in Asia

A bit more than two months into the new administration in Washington, DC, the US is arguably facing the severest threat since World War II to its military and diplomatic ascendency in Asia, a situation Presiden... Read More...