"Unlike the early 1990s, the United States should not and will not leave Afghanistan to its neighbors alone," writes Alexander Evans, who calls for a long-term, regional strategy for the embattled country.
Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says Beijing will closely monitor Barack Obama's Asia trip to get a sense of how much the U.S. hopes to increase its influence in the region.
How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines? Click to read commentary from Asia Society experts.
Indian university students celebrate after hearing a prediction that U.S. President Barack Obama was reelected during a U.S. embassy election party at a local hotel in New Delhi on November 7, 2012. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe argues that Barack Obama is the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to head to the polls with a foreign policy advantage, owing to an error-prone strategy from Governor Romney.
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