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Pacific Pivot

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

Why America’s Strategic Rebalance Is Really Just Retreat

John Feffer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific. Instead, it's just roiling the waters and leaving instability in its wake.

The Paradoxes of the Pacific Pivot

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
John Feffer

The "Pacific pivot" of the United States is nothing new. At the same time, it doesn't really exist. And yet, even though it doesn't exist, this pivot is partly responsible for the escalation of tensions in and around the Korean peninsula.

Where the Democrats Go Next, or, Pivoting With Hilary

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton might be unbeatable in the 2016 primaries. Add to that the former president, and perhaps even Obama himself, grateful for her work in the cabinet and eager to see the geopolitical pivot project proceed through its next phases, and it could be lights out.

"Just When I Thought I Was Out... ": Obama Pushes the Geopolitical Pivot Amidst Ancient Enmities

William Bradley | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama and Barak were already working to further the Iron Dome successor anti-missile system. But I suspect Barak's political story has not ended. Then there is the kettle of fish comprising Benghazi.

Obama Must Rewrite His Foreign Policy Legacy

Laura Carlsen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

To stand up to a retooled and more powerful than ever military-industrial establishment requires boldness and a deep commitment to peace. If President Obama seeks to leave a meaningful legacy in his second term, this is the place to start.

Obama's Second Term: A Real Pacific Pivot

John Feffer | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
John Feffer

East Asia increasingly serves as the engine driving the world economy, and its regional policies set the standards for the world. But two disturbing trends threaten to undo this Pacific Century.

Obama Takes Debate 2: So What Happens Next?

William Bradley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Now that the somnambulant debater of Denver has awakened, if Obama supporters want something else to fear, billionaires who want a Wall Street engineer in office, or advocates of the old energy economy of fossil fuels, are definitely that.