April 16, 2014

Obama to Reassure Asian Allies

Featuring Ely Ratner

Source: Voice of America

Journalist Luis Ramirez

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama begins a weeklong trip to Asia next Tuesday, in a bid to reassure allies in the region. Obama will travel to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
 
China is not on the itinerary, but with its efforts to control parts of the East and South China Sea, Beijing is on the minds of Obama and the allies he is visiting. 
 
U.S. military cuts are making regional partners nervous about Washington's commitments to defend them.

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  • Ely Ratner

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Ely Ratner is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he is a member of the executive team and responsible...