President Obama's Trip and the State of US-Asia Relations

“With President Obama just back from his 10-day Asia trip, major questions remain about whether high-minded rhetoric of the G-20 and APEC Summit communiqués will be matched by practical steps by the United States, China, and others to diffuse the ongoing threat of currency wars, protectionism, and economic nationalism. While Obama’s visits to India and Indonesia were unquestionable successes, his experiences in Korea and Japan clearly demonstrated that America’s ability to lead is being undermined by its economic stagnation and growing debt,” says Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl.

Jamie, who is based in New York, has just returned from Seoul where Asia Society launched its latest task force report, “Growing Together Beats Falling Apart: Making Asian Economic Integration Work for Asia, the United States, and the World." To arrange an interview, contact the Asia Society communications department at 212-327-9271 or