U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."
Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday.
Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks about the Obama Administration’s efforts to “rebalance” American foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific region.
Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.
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