President Obama Heads to Asia -- What's at Stake

“At a time when the world’s center of gravity is shifting eastward, President Obama’s critically important Asia trip will be an important statement of America’s renewed engagement in the region. With China’s influence surging and Beijing seeking to play a far more muscular role in the region, many Asian countries are looking to the United States to balance China while at the same time not provoking unnecessary conflict. How the president handles this delicate two-step will have significant implications for the future of relations across the Pacific,” says Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl.

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