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Will ISIS Battle Force U.S. to Pivot Away From Asia?

Wang Wenfeng | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Wang Wenfeng

The Asia-Pacific is about America's future and Obama believes this must be reflected in the U.S. government's global strategy. So, even as the threat of a more chaotic Middle East has loomed, people from America's two political camps still want to make sure that the strategic gravity of the country remains in Asia.

Defense Pact Gives U.S. Military Greater Access To Philippine Bases

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global...

Obama Heads To Philippines As U.S. Announces Defense Pact

Agence France Presse | Stephen Collinson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

US President Barack Obama heads to the Philippines Monday for the most complex leg of his Asian tour balancing act of reassuring allies wary of a risi...

Obama Raises Need For Improved Human Rights In Malaysia

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he had raised the need for improved human rights in Malaysia with the country'...

Dispelling Discord between Japan and the U.S. Is an Urgent Task

Fumio Matsuo | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Fumio Matsuo

President Obama has just completed a two-day visit to Japan for high-level meetings, including an unprecedented "three-star sushi shop conference" with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Now that the two nations have reaffirmed their longstanding alliance, including a commitment by the U.S. to Japan's defense of the Senkaku Islands, I would like even more strongly to press for my suggestion that Mr. Abe to pay his respects at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Hawaii. This is because the gap in understanding between Japan and the U.S. remains a deep one, despite Mr. Obama's visit.

Obama Seeks To Ease Asian Allies' Doubts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Obama seeking to underline U.S. commitment to region * U.S. needs to balance Japanese and Chinese concerns (Adds Japanese media r...

Japan's Second Opening

Shinzō Abe | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Shinzō Abe

U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country's history, with Japan's economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take full advantage of its geographic position. Japan no longer considers itself the "Far" East; rather, we are at the very center of the Pacific Rim, and a neighbor to the world's growth center stretching from Southeast Asia to India.

Obama's Asian Pivot: A WorldPost Review

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Asia to meet U.S. allies and assure them of America's backing as China rises to become the dominant power in the region. In light of the West's weak response to Putin's takeover of the Crimea, some Asian allies are concerned about whether the U.S. will stand steady in the event a conflict breaks out between one of its allies and China.

Howard Fineman

Obama The Pacific Islander Looks To The Ocean Of The 21st Century | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE -- If you look at President Barack Obama from the perspective of this wealthy island city-state, you appreciate his demographic breakthrough...

Obama Plans Big Foreign Trip

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April. The White House says Obama's tri...

Obama To Visit Japan, Three Other Asian Countries In April

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April...

Obama Regrets Missing Big Trip

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he regrets not being in Asia this week to help negotiate a trade deal that could create ...

Obama's Shortened Asia Trip Is Boost For China's Xi

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama has called off a trip to Asia just as China's president is being feted in regional capitals ahead o...

Obama Cancels Asia Trip Due To Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama canceled a trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown, the White House announced late Thursd...

Obama On Fiscal Cliff: 'We're Going To Need A Lot Of Prayer For That'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

While touring a monastery in Thailand on Sunday, President Barack Obama fused together prayer and the fiscal cliff. Obama was with Secretary of St...

Obama Asia Visit To Encourage Democracy

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

* Shift in US strategic focus to Asia * Obama heading to Myanmar, in transition to democracy * Won't be able to forget M...

A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC

Pepe Escobar | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Pepe Escobar

So this twenty-first century world of ours is shaping up right now largely as a confrontation between the U.S./NATO and the BRICS, warts and all on every side.

U.S., India, Japan To Hold First Trilateral Meeting

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, India and Japan will hold their first trilateral meeting this month as Washington pushes ahead with its ``...

Obama Asserts US In Key Region

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's close attention to the Asia-Pacific region signaled both a turn toward a part of the world experiencing so...

Obama's Hunt For New Markets

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-dea...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Obama Claims Strong Global Hand Despite Lackluster Performance

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YOKOHAMA, Japan — President Barack Obama appealed to Asian leaders Saturday for greater access to fast-growing markets, proclaiming "the United ...

Obama Heads To Asia

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rebuked by voters, President Barack Obama is turning overseas, heading to Asia for 10 days of diplomacy, tourism and dealmaking tha...

WATCH: Diane Sawyer Explains China By The Numbers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Diane Sawyer is reporting from China this week, highlighting how the rapid economic and population growth in the country is changing both China and th...

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes On Obama's Asia Tour

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama returned to the U.S. Sunday after a 10 day tour of Asia that took him through India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. From the region...

Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.